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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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Enger tells a compelling story of family, adventure, sorrow and faith, from the point of view of 11year old Rueben.Published 7 days ago by lisa e
Peace Like A River is one of those books you can't wait to get back to each day. Great characters I would want to know and have a conversation. Read morePublished 10 days ago by DR
Now one of my favorite books of all time. Should be required reading for the entire world! :)Published 11 days ago by Nbrooks
Reminiscent of "To Kill a Mockingbird". Well written and hard to put down. Great material for book club discussion. Good discussion questions included.Published 16 days ago by My daughters mother
Very interesting story told from the perspective of a young boy. Good plot with well developed characters. I would highly recommend.Published 17 days ago by David Barnes
Excellent writing. Kept me engaged. This is the kind of book written by the kind of author I am always looking for. I will definitely read more books by Leif Enger.Published 22 days ago by Judith