The monthly San Diego Book Discussion Group is facilitated by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity to branch out and find new favorites! Each month's selected title is discounted 20%. January's book club selection is Girl Waits with Gun, the first Kopp Sisters mystery by Amy Stewart. Many of the characters in the Kopp Sisters novels are based on real people; attendees can learn more about the historical background of the characters and their world, and will have the option of enjoying Amy's signature cocktail for Girl Waits with Gun, "The New Jersey Automobile."
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.