Amy Stewart - Girl Waits with Gun
In her first novel, the author of Flower Confidential, The Drunken Botanist, and other books on plants and insects turns from nature to human nature. Stewart looks back to 1914 and the life of Constance Kopp, one of the first women to serve as a deputy sheriff. Kopp stands out in any crowd—she’s very tall—and can more than hold her own. But when the powerful owner of a silk factory resists her enforcement of the law after a traffic infraction, she has to face her family’s past—and the secrets that make her vulnerable.