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 Girl Waits with Gun d'Amy Stewart

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MessageSujet: Girl Waits with Gun d'Amy Stewart   Jeu 27 Aoû - 18:41

J'ai repéré cette petite nouveauté sur GoodReads et plusieurs blogs. Je suis plutôt tentée.



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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.  


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This book is a wild ride. It's 1914, an era where women are expected to stay home and take care of the family. Already, the Kopp sisters are an anomaly—rather than move in with their brother, Francis, they opt to live on their own on the family farm following their mother's passing. And they do quite well for themselves, thank you very much.

They're skilled at isolation, until an automobile runs into their buggy on the road. A simple request for payment for damages spirals into threatening letters from the driver, visits to the police station, and the sisters learning how to use a revolver in self-defense. Constance Kopp finds herself traveling around New Jersey and New York, gathering whatever information she can to make sure this well-to-do menace is put in jail.

The Kopp sisters aren't your average turn-of-the-century women, and from the start you love their brash and seemingly unladylike personalities. The best part? This all happened, and Constance ultimately became one of America's first female deputy sheriffs. Now that's the kind of history I'm interested in. They don't hide the fact they're unmarried, and they don't pretend they want to be anything but who they are. Even when men are shooting at their house and throwing bricks through windows, they don't even consider moving in with their brother—the "man of the house"—because they can protect themselves. It's women like these who paved the way for the rest of us.

Also: Kudos to the cover artist, because this book is gorgeous.

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MessageSujet: Re: Girl Waits with Gun d'Amy Stewart   Jeu 27 Aoû - 21:00

Ça n'a pas l'air mal.
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MessageSujet: Re: Girl Waits with Gun d'Amy Stewart   Dim 20 Mar - 9:37

Le roman sort directement en poche chez 10/18 le 4 mai (en voilà une bonne nouvelle cheers )


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MessageSujet: Re: Girl Waits with Gun d'Amy Stewart   Dim 20 Mar - 10:22

Génial!
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