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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How do I write this to persuade the uninitiated how great Peace Like a River is without seeming like a freak?

How many year-old pdace do YOU know who think. He has taken in Davy, which was kind, but he is a cruel man and the antithesis of Jeremiah. This article does not cite any sources.

References to this book The Emmaus Readers: It’s a wise and thoughtful and faith-inducing book. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been controversially charged with murder.

The Best Books of His little sister, Swede, is more perceptive, and it is because Reuben tells us this story with all the honest peaxe can muster that we know that.

Reuben makes for a marvellous narrator, though; a narration which conveys his personality well and is convincingly child-like, uncomprehending of certain likf of the events around him, but which still manages to illuminate, for the reader, those aspects of the story which a young Reuben simply cannot understand. Swede’s was a double-rigged Texan with red mohair cinches, tooled Mexican patterns on fender and skirt, and a hemp-worn pommel. Leif Enger is a superb writer.

Bob and Andy Pie. And the ending is not even the most important thing – it is walking the journey with these charac Just finished this book.

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Pwace just changed my mind and oike putting it at a 3 because 4 star books I will probably read again, but I don’t think I will read this one again. He hits the road, leaving his family with no clue where he’s gone and how bad things will get if he is discovered. Randy and I read it aloud and that was perfect because there are so many quotable moments.

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Less so for Once in a distant while there comes a novel that brings me to tears as I turn its final pages. A boy coming of age. The person who answers the door is Roxanna, yet another strange, alienated character whom life has beaten into semi-seclusion. But that’s a fabulous idea. If you like stories set in the Southern states, where family is stronger than the law then this one is for you. It left me with such an “ok now what feeling” that I can’t say I loved the book or that it changed me.

But if there’s anybody who does long for such a mythical time, have I got the “Boy’s Life” adventure for you! There is beauty in the language, in the place and time the language evokes, in character and in theme. Full of tragedy, heartbreak, healing, love, and profound faith.

This book spans a short time period maybe a half- or three quarters-year but it’s so packed with story and life that it seems to span years.

This book is definitely one of my favorites! As they say the journey is the destination – so it isn’t so much the search for Davey as the things the family discover, the people they meet and the difficulties they overcome.

As the commotion continues, Reuben describes a beautiful meadow where he and Jeremiah meet, presumably heaven. I’m late to the party in reading Peace Like A River – it was published in – so a little late in recommending this as a book club pick.

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Leif Enger’s debut, Peace Like a Riveris one such work. They learn that Andreeson has been by lke he is likely following them, but no one knows where Davy is headed. View all 72 comments. View all 45 comments.

That’s about the only way I can put it. It’s been weeks since I read this book, and yet I keep forgetting to write a review for it. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This book is both sad and hopeful. Several years later, my grandson, at the time twelve-years old, spied it in my library one snowy winter evening in front of the fireplace and then began to regale us all with his synopsis and impressions of the book as he had just read it with his reading class.


It hurts my heart, folks, it really does.

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At times I would look up from my book and realize that I was actually just sitting in my family room cuddled up in my blankets and that my kids were safe and sound in their beds.

By the time he began to write Peace Like a River six years ago, Enger had given up great expectations of publishing glory. Her talents, swift wit and force of personality hold her older year-old brother in her thrall.

This family of “tender-hearted stoics” another reviewer’s phrasing is drawn with such care and affection that they seem real — and wonderful. Their father, Jeremiah, a promising medical student-turned janitor, has an unusually conversational relationship with the Lord.

Reuben wakes up to find himself alive, Ppeace dead, Davy escaped, and Waltzer never to be seen again. The care that Leif Enger takes with the sibling relationship is stunning; all of the relationships in this book are done with a sort of flawless subtlety. A beautiful tribute to faith in God, a theme that is so rarely treated with the respect and depth it deserves. elif

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I loved Roxanna as much as the children — and as much as Jeremiah Land, the father, the good-hearted example and anchor of the family … lije the book. Apr 23, Becky Rhoads rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: What I wanted to do and what I think I did is just put everything that I love into it.

The Land family lives by a facile brand of faith based on the constant miracles God performs for them.

Faith is hard, sometimes heartbreaking, work. You are definitely not alone.