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.

Author: Netaxe Brarisar
Country: Finland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 28 February 2007
Pages: 333
PDF File Size: 3.63 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.83 Mb
ISBN: 518-7-24690-206-1
Downloads: 20319
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shataxe

Peace Like a River – Leif Enger – Google Books

You must want to hurt me. Reuben testifies and realizes that Davy is not going to win. I just changed my mind and am putting it at a 3 because 4 star rivdr I will probably read again, but I don’t think I will read this one again. Since he walked by grace above the earth or touched a worn saddle and healed it clean.

Lief knew I would like the book after reading these lines: Views Read Edit View history. Jan 19, Katy rated it it was amazing. But I am still wondering what did we learn from this story. The ending was tragically disappointing, the characters lose their depth, and their choices seem forced. Reuben, his father and his younger sister Swede set out in their Airstream trailer to find the outlaw Davy Land, and along the way, Reuben learns more than most of us about sacrifice, redemption and faith.


Peace Like a River

Bob and Andy Pie 1 13 Jan 19, Post was not sent – check your email addresses! He holds dialogue with God that no one else is privy to including the readerat one point even going toe-to-toe in what appears to be an actual physical struggle.

Reuben Land, eleven years old when the events of the novel take place, suffers from breathing problems. View all 18 comments.

This is certainly not a story that has what we would call a happy ending, but surprises you and on some level it makes sense. The purpose of a great novel is to challenge the reader, make the reader think, open the reader’s eyes and make the reader look at things from a new perspective.

My sister, Swede, who often sees to the nub, offered this: While the doctor mumbles platitudes and his mother wails, Reuben’s father senses that something’s wrong. You are very near then to being friendless in this world.

And then there is an event that sets off another event, which lands Davy in jail. But that’s a fabulous idea. Did I hear this correctly? Oh, and did I mention he works miracles? This is a tough plot development to take seriously, but I suppose that once an author has established that a certain character can perform miracles or that spiritual energy tends to align itself in fortuitous ways around him, or whateverthe usual rules of plotting no longer apply.

Hours spent reading the Bible and talking with God allow him to effect sudden cures, stretch small meals, and even, in one of the book’s most gorgeous scenes, walk above a field of thistles.


A Review of Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River | Postcards From Purgatory

PS, thanks for quoting me! Jaylan It completely has that vibe.

You can’t help but resonate with the delight he takes in this story. Jeremiah tells his newborn son, once more: Enger can thank me via check or money order. So, the year-old engger like an aged romantic, the 8-year-old talks like a wizened year-old and the however-old-he-is father doesn’t speak. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

May 14, Petra rated it it was amazing. Deeply moving, organically told tale with lovely character development. Or is that just me? I now turn to the ladies of my book club as I sing: View all 15 comments. The novel opens in when Reuben Land is born with faulty lungs. One day while he is near the barn, Reuben sees a horse rider and knows instantly that it is Davy. The Lands wait to ppeace about Davy’s escape, first on horse, then hitchhiking his way to August’s before borrowing a car and leaving for some unknown destination.

What was the purpose of telling it. You are definitely not alone.