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Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

Created: 05/23/16

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Posted May. 23, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

For those interested in the real-life Kopp sisters - here's a link to BookBrowse's "beyond the book" article on the topic:
https://www.bookbrowse.com/mag/btb/index.cfm/book_number/3280/girl-waits-with-gun#btb
(for a limited time, all visitors can browse this article, which is normally only available to members).

And here's an interview with Amy Stewart about why after years of writing nonfiction she turned to fiction to relate the story of the Kopp Sisters:

https://www.bookbrowse.com/author_interviews/full/index.cfm/author_number/2703/amy-stewart


Posted May. 23, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
laurelleaf

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

What an extraordinary family! They are very talented and representative of the culture, the time, and era


Posted May. 24, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
amberb

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

Thanks, Davina! SO fascinating! :)


Posted May. 24, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
barbm

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

I wish I had known them... but I feel like I do!


Posted May. 24, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Sharlene

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

I would really like to know more about them and I understand there is another book coming.


Posted May. 25, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
barb23703

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

Thank you for posting this. I recommended the book to my monthly neighborhood book club and all 12 members loved the book. We had a great discussion just yesterday on the book and we are planning to read the 2nd installment soon. I forwarded the link to this article to all of them. Thank you so much!


Posted May. 26, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
katherinep

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

Amazon also has extra info on its webpage for this book. Fascinating story


Posted May. 26, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

Actually - the best and most comprehensive info is almost certainly on the author's rather wonderful website http://www.amystewart.com/ - and note she also does author visits with book clubs via Skype :)

- Davina (BB Editor)


Posted May. 28, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
booksnob

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

I love books like this. Where an small story in the newspaper sparks not only an entertaining read, it highlights strong women of the past and future History day topics for students.


Posted May. 31, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
nancyh

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

I found reading the actual story of the sisters very interesting and enlighting. Thanks for pointing it out.


Posted Jun. 17, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
nevans72

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

I'm a little late joining the discussion due to family issues, but I was finally able to sit down and read the book and I just loved it and I will now be reading the next in the series Lady Cop Makes Trouble. I just hate that I will have to wait a few more months before I can read it.


Posted Jun. 21, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Peggy H

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RE: Beyond the Book: The Real-Life Kopp Sisters

Really interesting.


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