Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

October 27, 2008 at 8:22 am Leave a comment

I read this because it was recommended by a friend. I enjoyed parts of it, but overall – not so much.

It’s narrated by 11 year old Reuben, who’s brother escapes from jail while on trial for killing 2 boys. Reuben’s father and sister (Swede – who is very similar to Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird) travel the plains in search of Davy. Along the way they meet some interesting people and have some unusual occurrences (miracles if you will).

I’m probably not doing the book justice with this summary – it’s hard to describe the plot. The book is well-written and is quite literary with references to classic westerns, the Bible and other epics of American literature.

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