This is a book that was published for adults but young adults may enjoy it as well.
Title: So Brave, Young, and Handsome
I met Leif Enger in Louisville, Kentucky. He was standing, shyly, hands clasped behind his back, with a chest-high stack of his new book. I asked him about the new book but all he could say was, "I really hope people like it. I know it was been long time since my first one". His "first one," Peace Like a River, was a critical and commercial success. The new novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, opens with a scene where Monte Becket, the author of a wildly popular book, ruminates upon his success and ponders his ability to follow it with a second novel of any quality. In at least this one respect, Leif Enger is Monte Becket. Neither of them need have worried, this is sure to be another bestseller. When Becket meets Glendon Hale, a forever-on-the-run aging outlaw, he is easily persuaded to leave his wife and son to go with him on an unclearly defined quest that leads them through the "Wild West" of the early 1900s. What follows are travels to places exquisitely evoked, meeting colorful characters, and enduring harrowing escapes. With cowboys, loose women, and lawmen, it is also a western tale for folks who don't or won't read westerns. It will be a proud member of the literary western genre. Go along for the ride!