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Peace like a river
Leif Enger
Adult Fiction ENGER

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AnneCP said:
I wanted to love this book, given its years of praise, but in the end, I couldn’t bring myself to embrace it the way others have. It is well-written with fully three-dimensional characters, but after slogging through its poetic asides and endless metaphors, I felt no closer to these people than I had at the beginning. Nor, as an Agnostic, did I relate to the author’s faith-filled worldview, which may have kept me from appreciating this book on a deeper level. It left me with much to think about and discuss with my book group, but it ultimately joins the ranks of books whose cult following eludes me.
posted Dec 5, 2012 at 9:48AM
Avatar for Friends of the Plymouth Library Friends of the Plymouth Library said:
An eloquent novel of the strength of family, the power of love, and the grace of faith.
posted Sep 20, 2011 at 1:51PM
Sherble said:
This is, hands down, one of my favorite books. I love the fact that the reader can almost hear echoes in the text of Western novels Enger must have read as a child. Reuben and Swede might as well be Scout and Jem Finch, reincarnated in the 1960’s American Midwest, having only switched places as protagonist, and having lost none of their rare spunk.
posted Jul 2, 2011 at 1:52PM
rachelreck said:
The characters are wonderful, reminded me of Kent Haruf and Kaye Gibbons.
posted Aug 13, 2009 at 11:02PM
Kelly said:
This book is wonderful! It has some suspense and keeps the reader wanting more. It combines faith, love, a little romance, a little western and a great plot to really pull the reader in and help them become a part of the story. You can really feel like you're there.
posted Jul 16, 2008 at 6:46PM
Kelly said:
This book is wonderful! It has some suspense and keeps the reader wanting more. It combines faith, love, a little romance, a little western and a great plot to really pull the reader in and help them become a part of the story. You can really feel like you're there.
posted Jul 16, 2008 at 6:46PM
LeighAnne said:
A Minnesota classic story of family love. I did not want to put this book down, yet I was sorry when the story was over. I loved every page from beginning to end.
posted Feb 6, 2007 at 10:13AM
Juliet said:
I really enjoyed this book. I thought that it was really interesting and I really liked how the characters developped. I would definatley reccomend it.
posted Apr 12, 2006
Julia said:
This was an awesome book! I thought that the author wrote it very well. It is ine of the books that you think you know what will happen next is not really what happens. it is very suspenseful!!
posted Jan 5, 2006
Christina said:
Hard to get into, but once I did I could not put it down. I liked the relationship with the Dad and his son.
posted Jul 12, 2005
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main characters Jeremiah Land
Male
Divorced
Miracles occur for him.
Janitor

Rube (Reuben) Land
Male
Age: 12
Asthmatic
His brother shot and killed two young men who were harassing his family.

Swede Land
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Age: 8
Motherless
Aspiring writer; poet.
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