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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK Peace Like a River å Once in a great while we encounter a novel in our voluminous reading that begs to be read aloud Leif Enger's debut Peace Like a River is one such work His richly evocative novel narrated by an asthmatic 11 year old named Reuben Land is the story of Reuben's unusual family and their journey across the frozeTher Charged with the murder of two locals who terrorized their family Davy has fled understanding that the scales of justice will not weigh in his favor But Reuben his father Jeremiah a man of faith so deep he has been known to produce miracles and Reuben's little sister Swede follow closely behind the fleeing DavyAffecting and dynamic Peace Like a River is at once I'm rereading this again for a book club I'm hosting It is one of my all time favorite books because it has GREAT writing a wonderful message a twisting plot and has laugh out loud parts When people ask me for a book to read this is the first one I recommend

MOBI ↠ Peace Like a River ↠ Leif Enger

A tragedy a romance and an unflagging exploration into the spirituality and magic possible in the everyday world and in that of the world awaiting us on the other side of life In Enger's superb debut effort we witness a wondrous celebration of family faith and spirit the likes of which we haven't seen in a long long time and the birth of a classic work of literatur Having just finished this author's Virgil Wander I was keen to read from him  Reviews from a couple of GR friends convinced me to pick this up  I admit the spiritual flavor was a tad than is my preference but I was already invested in the characters and the story  Oh and the writing  Dang I loved the writing  A seemingly bottomless pot of potato chowder 'a peevish wind' a river of horses manes flowing the sounds of an 'awakening barnyard'     It is astonishing to me that I have been reading on this book for over a week  It wasn't from lack of enjoyment that's for sure  It's a story that is meant to be savored certainly and that must have been what I was doing  The talent of this storyteller cannot be denied

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Peace Like a RiverOnce in a great while we encounter a novel in our voluminous reading that begs to be read aloud Leif Enger's debut Peace Like a River is one such work His richly evocative novel narrated by an asthmatic 11 year old named Reuben Land is the story of Reuben's unusual family and their journey across the frozen Badlands of the Dakotas in search of his fugitive older bro I have added braided extensions to my hair dolled up my face with bad 80s makeup and donned my largest hoop earrings I now turn to the ladies of my book club as I sing Do you really want to hurt me?Do you really want to make me cry?Because you must You must want to hurt me You must want to darken and deepen that annoying vertical line that spontaneously popped up between my eyebrows when I turned 40 You must want me to appear haggard and aged by making this our upcoming November readYou must hate me Oh no Do you?I hope you don't hate me Hate me for stopping Hate me for hating this wannabe John Irving knock off debut I hope you don't because I love youAnd yes It is a debut I get it I hope things got better later for this author I'm not trying to be mean here It's hard to write a debut novel I've got one that's still crouching in my own computer and we're both terrified to go back out on a date togetherBut as readers we can get very distracted by the candy on the counter We are uick to dub a debut brilliant as so many reviewers have with this one—you should see the back of this book Sometimes we are too uick to coo Ooo To uote lines like “Her fingers were long capable conversant a woman's fingers slightly reddened from some recent scrubbing Her fingers were the oldest part of her”And there are lines like that in this read and you may believe they are lyrical or mystical or whatever happy adjective you want to assign them and sometimes they are But when you break it all down those beautiful lines above were thoughts that were expressed by an 11 year old an observation made on the fingers of a 12 year old he's crushing on and IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY DAMN SENSE How many 11 year old boys do YOU know who think Her fingers were the oldest part of her?? You're lucky if an 11 year old boy notices that he HAS hands and if he does it's probably because they're shoved down his pantsSo the 11 year old talks like an aged romantic the 8 year old talks like a wizened 88 year old and the however old he is father doesn't speak And I honestly could not figure out what time period this was supposed to be 1928? 1948? 1978?And then we've got the whole the father levitates off of the back of his truck And the pot of soup refills itself like Jesus and the loaves and the broken saddle spontaneously repairs itself and to all of these uirky events the inconsistent voice of the narrator simply replies “Make of that what you will”Make of that what you will? What kind of a literary techniue is that?? I believe it's known as the “cop out”Sir no offense but you aren't Isabel Allende It does not work You can not make random nonsense occur to one family in the entire world and expect me as a reader to run with itNone of this works for me Make it go away