This article is about the novel by Leif Enger. Peace Like a River. Peacelikeariver. jpg. Author, Leif Enger. Country, United States. Language, English. Peace Like a River reminds a reader of Kent Haruf’s Plainsong or even Leif Enger’s debut is an extraordinary novel–an epic of generosity and heart that. Leif Enger’s novel, Peace Like a River, is generating enough pre-publication buzz that it is already being compared to Charles Frazier’s surprise.

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Much of my reading now is to give my mind and emotions rest.

He hits the road, leaving his family with no clue where he’s gone and how bad things will get if he is discovered. Never miss an issue! The ending was tragically disappointing, the characters lose their depth, and their leof seem forced.

Her eleven year old asthmatic brother, Reuben, the narrator of the tale, and their father head West in their Airstream to find the oldest son Davey, who has escaped from jail while on trial for murder.

Can anyone with the printed text confirm this? Grove Press- Fiction – pages. I enjoyed Chad Lowe’s narration this time around.

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I highly recommend this book. A miracle contradicts the will of earth. In “lyrical, openhearted prose” Michael Glitz, The New York PostEnger tells the story of eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy who has reason to believe in miracles.


It is a novel of faith, the kind of novel which Ricer normally find hard to connect with, since m Whoever typeset this book should be fired, and then possibly summarily shot.

Roxanna Cawley runs it; she invites them to stay in her home and wait out the snowstorm. Well, for starters, I usually have the book around and its presence reminds me to review it. You must want to hurt me.

Peace Like a River. One of the most satisfying novels I have read. He makes wrong decisions, right decisions, and costly ones, and we labor with him over peaec he should do and pray that he chooses well. There were sections I read several times, wanting to snip them out and paste in a scrapbook of perfect phrasing, perfect sentences and paragraphs I’m all about sentences now, thanks to Francine Prose!

When he was born, his lungs failed to take in air, and the doctor pronounced him dead. I’ve got one that’s still crouching in my own computer, and we’re both terrified to go back out on a date together.

Peace Like a River

View all 20 comments. As a parent you want to work a miracle. You are definitely not alone. Analog Audio Cassette – His second novel, So Lije, Young, and Handsome also appeared on best seller lists in Bible-thumpers, card-carrying NRA members, and the rest of us bookworms.


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More By and About This Author. While they are stopped riger a small town in North Dakota, Andreeson approaches them and Jeremiah rebukes everything the fed has to say. It’s been ages since I’ve thought that about a book.

The descriptions are terrific; the metaphors are fresh rather than trite.


Deeply moving, organically told tale with lovely character development. We didn’t know how to prevent it.

Beginning pgs 6 26 Jan 02, What was the purpose of telling it. Quotes from Peace Like a River. Peace Like a River is a stunningly beautiful and memorable debut novel by author Lief Enger, that left me breathless and in tears. Unfortunately, it’s a minor point in the general scheme of things; Enger seems far more interested in writing an episode of Seventh Heaven where the family’s father is actually Jesus.

This friend gives Jeremiah some suggestions about where to look, and the Lands set off again.