Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Peace like a River by Leif Enger

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Wow.  What a story!  In it we follow Reuben Land, a severely asthsmatic 11 year old, and his lyrical younger sister Swede who constantly writes cowboy poetry and their father Jeremiah, whose faith often produces miracles, as they travel across the badlands searching for their oldest brother Dave, who has killed two rogue teenage boys who broke into their house. Ruben sees miracles flowing from his father although most people miss them.  Slightly remnicient of "To Kill A Mockingbird", this story is touching and unforgettable.

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