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Publisher Description

Hailed as one of the year's top five novels by Time, and selected as one of the best books of the year by nearly all major newspapers, national bestseller Peace Like a River captured the hearts of a nation in need of comfort. "A rich mixture of adventure, tragedy, and healing," Peace Like a River is "a collage of legends from sources sacred and profane -- from the Old Testament to the Old West, from the Gospels to police dramas" (Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor). In "lyrical, openhearted prose" (Michael Glitz, The New York Post), Enger tells the story of eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy who has reason to believe in miracles. 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. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and its remarkable conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates. Leif Enger's "miraculous" (Valerie Ryan, The Seattle Times) novel is a "perfect book for an anxious time ... of great literary merit that nonetheless restores readers' faith in the kindness of stories" (Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Atlantic
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
7.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Fearnan ,

Great read

I read this book multiple times. A story that takes hold of the reader pulling you in telling you to continue.

PAUL NICHILO ,

Amazing

Mesmerizing from start to finish. Great read and an emotional ride.

13sackson ,

Transporting

One of those golden stories you just slip into and stay, sad when the journeying is over, knowing you will long miss the characters and scenery.

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