So Brave, Young, and Handsome

So Brave, Young, and Handsome

eBook - 2009
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Minnesota, 1915. With success long behind him, writer, husband, and father Monte Becket has lost his sense of purpose . . . until he befriends outlaw Glendon Hale. Plagued by guilt over abandoning his wife two decades ago, Hale is heading back West in search of absolution. And he could use some company on the journey. As the modern age marches swiftly forward, Becket agrees to travel into Hale's past, leaving behind his own family for an adventure that will test the depth of his loyalties and morals, and the strength of his resolve. As they flee the relentless former Pinkerton Detective who's been hunting Hale for years, Becket falls ever further into the life of an outlaw-perhaps to the point of no return.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2009
ISBN: 9781555848491
1555848494
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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HCL_staff_reviews Dec 06, 2017

A cracking good adventure tale, full of winking outlaws and relentless villains. In 1915, an aging bank robber is trying to right his past by making amends to the woman he left behind forty years earlier, and a struggling novelist joins him in this quest. — Mary B., Ridgedale Library

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gingerreads
Mar 06, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The characters are alive and full of human weaknesses. Enger's writing style is rich and left me wanting more.

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alj1361
Aug 25, 2015

I was surprised by how much I liked this book. The story is really interesting. The characters are quirky, almost McMurtry like.

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Minnetonka_Library
Jul 07, 2014

This is an admirable follow-up to the Minnesota author's million-seller "Peace Like A River." An enjoyable road trip tale through the American West in 1915, the writing is rich and the characters are intriguing and meaningful.

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EmilyEm
Aug 28, 2010

Set in the West in 1915 and involving a journey, Enger takes a writer with writer's block, Monte Becket, and Glendon Hale, a man with a sketchy past on a journey to find the love of Glendon's life, a woman known as Blue. It reads like a potboiler in a way, but is so full of characters you'll love getting to know and lots of writerly references that will make any fan of fiction smile.

If you've cowboys or cowgirls in your past, you'll love this tale. If you think taking a trip may help you find yourself, you may be right. I just felt disconcerted that the book's title didn't relate to a principal character.

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bigreader69
Sep 01, 2009

A cracking good adventure tale, full of winking outlaws and relentless villains. In 1915, an aging bank robber is trying to right his past by making amends to the woman he left behind forty years earlier, and a struggling novelist joins him in his quest.

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