Author: Gerald Kolpan
Publisher: Ballantine Books, March 2009
Summary: Who was Etta Place? Historians know her as an elusive and beautiful member of the outlaw gang “The Wild Bunch”. She is also known for her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid. Etta’s true identity and her fate after the Sundance Kid’s death remain a mystery. Gerald Kolpan has imagined and written a life story for this enigmatic woman. Though this is a work of fiction, it is clear the author extensively researched the era and included details about a number of things-from the Pinkerton Agency to railroad food. This clever debut novel will transport you back in time to the not-so-wild west and life on the run as a fugitive member of The Wild Bunch.
Who will like this book? Fans of historical fiction.
Recommended by: Sue, Circulation Coordinator
Title: So Brave, Young, and Handsome
Author: Leif Enger
Summary: It’s finally here! Leif Enger’s second book after his best-selling debut novel Peace Like a River.
In 1915 Minnesota, Monte Becket is an author struggling to write his second novel. Written on a whim, his first novel was a smashing success. Now Monte is starting to feel like he really only had one good book in him. When Monte befriends Glendon Hale, a fugitive outlaw, he gets the chance to live out a real adventure. Monte is encouraged by his wife Susannah to accompany Glendon on his journey to Mexico to find the wife he abruptly left so many years ago. Glendon is looking for forgiveness while Monte is looking for inspiration. Only when they are on their way to Mexico do they realize that Glendon’s sins of the past have not been forgotten and the two are being pursued by an ex-Pinkerton turned bounty hunter.
This is a story about relationships, loyalty, forgiveness, and the importance of taking risks to find out what kind of person you really are.
Who will like this book? Anyone who enjoys old-time westerns or just a really nice story.
If you like this book, try this: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Recommended by:Sue, Circulation Coordinator