Moderated by longtime bookseller Michelle and events gal Suzanne, our book club is multi-generational, friendly, casually well read, and one of the best groups to talk about a book with we've ever met!
There's no need to register or RSVP. Just show up and join the lively discussion. As always, our club books will be discounted 10% every month. Additionally, if your book club buys 3 or more copies of one title, we’ll happily discount any and all other book club’s titles too!
Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
We’ll be discussing Leif Enger’s (Peace Like a River) latest book to paperback, So Brave, Young, and Handsome. Discussion is led by Anita Zager. Group is free and open to the public. New members always welcome. (booksense)
SO BRAVE, YOUNG & HANDSOME with author, Leif Enger
SO BRAVE, YOUNG & HANDSOMEIn the store's recent history, Leif Enger's 2001 debut, Peace Like a River, is among the books that have received the most unanimous enthusiasm among our staff. We are proud to welcome Enger to present his splendid follow-up—an expansive saga of redemption in the early 20th-century American West—which pairs up a former outlaw in search of his estranged wife and a failed writer who accompanies him on the journey. Pursued by a relentless ex-Pinkerton, they encounter memorable characters and surprises at every turn in a road trip that is long, rich, and full of adventure. "Enger has surpassed Peace Like a River with this tale of outlaw Glendon Hale's search for the wife he abandoned many years earlier. Monte Becket, the narrator, tears himself away from his home and family, irresistibly drawn by Hale and his quest. The journey, set in 1915 and moving from Minnesota across the fading Wild West, reveals that Enger has honed his direct-from-the heart style with a story that both men and women will find immensely satisfying and appealing." ~ Recommended by Mary (booksense)… (more)
Leif Enger discusses and signs So Brave, Young and Handsome
Set in 1915, Enger's (Peace Like a River) new novel tells the tale of Monte Becket, a disappointed, one-time novelist who lives simply with his loving wife and whip-smart son. As a writer he has lost his sense of purpose and five years after the successful publication of his first book, he has failed at completing a new one. Things change, however, when he befriends outlaw Glendon Hale, a charming, enigmatic, aging cowboy who has been hiding out in Monte's small town for two decades. (booksense)… (more)
From the author of one of Time magazine's top five novels of the year (Peace Like a River) comes a new novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome - a touching, nimble and rugged story of an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him. In 1915 Minnesota, Monte Becket has lost his sense of purpose. His only success long behind him, Monte lives a simple life with his loving wife and whipsmart son. But when he befriends outlaw Glendon Hale - his fugitive guide on a journey to the unruly West - a new world of fiery adventure presents itself.
Books for signing must be purchased from Left Bank Books or at the event.(booksense)… (more)
Author: Leif Enger, Bestselling Author of Peace Like a River. Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. Leif grew up and lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.
Leif Enger's Peace Like a River has been a bookseller favorite from the moment it was published; it was a No. 1 Book Sense 76 pick, and won the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year award! It hit the top of numerous bestseller lists, and was named a Best Book for 2001 by Time magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Denver Post. Before his solo writing venture, Leif wrote several books with his brother Lin, including The Sinners' League. Title: So Brave, Young and Handsome, $24.00 Hardcover, ISBN 9780871139856, On Sale Date: May 01, 2008 What: Leif Enger will talk about his new book, his life, his work, answer audience questions and he will autograph copies of his new book purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Ticket. When: Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 7:00 PM Where: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 Admission Package (Click on the ADD TO SHOPPING CART button): $24.00 plus Tax, includes from Rainy Day Books, One (1) Stamped Ticket, One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) and One (1) Copy of So Brave, Young and Handsome (Hardcover) to be Autographed after the Author Presentation. Please specify your need for One (1) Stamped Ticket and One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) in the Notes field of your Online Order. If you choose Option 1 for In-Store Pick-Up, then you can specify At-Event Pick-Up in the Notes field of your Online Order. Thank you. Book Orders can be shipped worldwide. All Author Event Book Sales are Final and Non-Returnable. (booksense)… (more)
"Set in 1921 Minnesota, Enger’s second novel traces a failed novelist’s quest for the vanishing American West. As he did in Peace Like a River, Enger writes powerfully about a family, and here includes such colorful historical characters as Pancho Villa.: (booksite.com) 202-364-1919. (SqueakyChu)
"Leif Enger, the acclaimed, bestselling author of Peace Like a River, will read from and sign his new novel So Brave, Young, and Handsome ($24.00 Atlantic Monthly Press), a touching, nimble, and rugged story of an aging train robber on a quest, and the failed writer who goes with him. With its smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality, Enger's novel often recalls the Old West's greatest cowboy stories. But it is also about an ordinary man's determination as he risks everything in order to understand what it's all worth, and follows an unlikely dream in the hope it will lead him back home. Free tickets for a place in the booksigning line will be handed out at 6:30 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the booksigning is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only." (jpmoore)… (more)