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In the winter of his 11th year, two schoolyard bullies break into the Lands' house, and Rube's big brother Davy guns them down with a Winchester. Shortly after his arrest, Davy breaks out of jail and goes on the lam. Swede is Rube's younger sister, a precocious writer who crafts rhymed epics of romantic Western outlawry. Shortly after Davy's escape, Rube, Swede, and their father, a widowed school custodian, hit the road too, swerving this way and that across Minnesota and North Dakota, determined to find their lost outlaw Davy. In the end it's not Rube who haunts the reader's imagination, it's his father, torn between love for his outlaw son and the duty to do the right, honest thing. Enger finds something quietly heroic in the bred-in-the-bone Minnesota decency of America's heartland. Peace Like a River opens up a new chapter in Midwestern literature. --Claire Dederer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Enthralling on many levels. At times it pushed too deep into obscure details. The storytelling is magnicant and magical. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mary Louise Smith
This is a gorgeously written piece of literature. It combines beautiful prose and a story that is a real page turnee. Lovely.Published 14 days ago by Rebecca S. Mccurdy
This book took you on a journey through a a few main years of a young person's life. It was very easy to read and entertaining.Published 20 days ago by Lourene Praeder
This is one the of the very best books I've ever read. It's not to be missed. So beautifully written. It's one of those books that stays with you long after it's read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by susan porter
I enjoyed Peace Like a River very much. The prose is absolutely beautiful and the characters and the story line are wonderful!Published 27 days ago by Nancy R. Cheal
Creative and intelligent writing. Believable characters with an engaging plot.Published 1 month ago by Ann