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Amy Stewart is the author of From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden, and is the garden columnist and book critic for North Coast Journal. Her articles appear in a number of publications, including Organic Gardening, Bird Watcher's Digest, and the San Francisco Chronicle
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The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (1994) — Forord, nogle udgaver21 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Stewart, Amy
20th century
Arlington, Texas, USA
Eureka, California, USA
Arlington, Texas, USA
University of Texas, Austin
Arlington High School
Brown, Scott (husband)
Eureka Books
Priser og hædersbevisninger
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (Literature)
California Horticultural Society Writer's Award
Michelle Tessler
Kort biografi
Amy Stewart is the author of seven books. Her latest, Girl Waits With Gun, is a novel based on a true story. She has also written six nonfiction books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including four New York Times bestsellers: The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential.  She lives in Eureka, California, with her husband Scott Brown, who is a rare book dealer. They own a bookstore called Eureka Books.



Awful. Felt like I was reading a book that was written 100 years ago and did not age well. Everyone was naive. The plot was too weak. Who cares about this one-dimensional man? There is nothing at all to keep my interest in his stupid behavior. (His sister, father, and friends are one-dimensional too.) The Kopp sisters aren't much smarter. They're burning through money with no future plans?

The twists and turns are minimal. Fleurette-as-sister was the only interesting one and it wasn't enough. Much of the action is unbelievable: Sheriff providing them with guns? Providing lots of attention including men to watch the house for months? Letting Constance meet criminals as they demanded? Offering her a job as detective with very little experience and unable to control her reactions (both physical and verbal)?

Yes, I read that the book is based on a true story and some of these things happened but what the author has made up for to fill in the details just doesn't rise to the sum total of a worthwhile book. (And certainly not one of 400 pages.)

So why did I read the whole thing? Book club.
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donwon | 144 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
The first in the Kopps Sisters Novel Series, Girl Waits with Gun is 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.… (mere)
LynneQuan | 144 andre anmeldelser | Jan 4, 2024 |
Very interesting -- makes me amazed that humans have found any edible plants at all! The book certainly makes one think that majority of plants are poisonous. I wish there was a full colour version with official botanical pics of the plants for id purposes. Most of the "stories" are simple anecdotes, so the book is a little more like "light reference" -- it doesn't even go in depth on many of the plants. Just a tasting of the defenses out there.
LDVoorberg | 69 andre anmeldelser | Dec 24, 2023 |
Easy to put down and then pick back up because of the lack of a narrative style.
Bodagirl | 50 andre anmeldelser | Dec 9, 2023 |



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