Amy Stewart's Kopp Sisters novels, starting with Girl Waits with Gun, based on the true story of three extraordinary women: Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp. In 2012, Stewart stumbled across a 1914 newspaper article about them and went on to uncover their amazing history through genealogical archives, court records, old newspapers, and interviews with family members. From their story, she is writing a series about the Kopp sisters and their adventures in crime-fighting. Stewart will share photographs and stories about these extraordinary women and the fascinating historical background that shaped their world a hundred years ago.
Fresh Air's book critic Maureen Corrigan said that the novels "take readers on a lively chase through a lost world. It’s a colorful and inventive adventure tale that also contains a serious message at its core about the importance of meaningful work to women’s identities and, in some cases, survival."
City Books will have Amy's books for sale at the event. Her new book, Kopp Sisters on the March, will be released on September 17 and available for purchase at the event. Cash or check only. If you would like to pre-order a copy of Kopp Sisters on the March to pickup at the event, please call City Books at 412-321-7323. You can pay with a credit card by phone. Thank you!