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Peace Like a River

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Born with no air in his lungs, it was only when Reuben Land's father, Jeremiah, picked him up and commanded him to breathe that Reuben's lungs filled. Reuben struggles with debilitating asthma from then on, making him a boy who knows firsthand that life is a gift, and also one who suspects that his father is touched by God and can overturn the laws of nature.

The quiet 1960's midwestern life of the Lands is upended when Reuben's brother Davy kills to marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy — a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others — escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory far more extraordinary than even the Badlands where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer.

Sprinkled with playful nods to Biblical tales, beloved classics such as Huckleberry Finn, the adventure stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the westerns of Zane Grey, Peace Like A River is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, a love story, and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world.

About the Author

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota and has worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio since 1984. He lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061457876
Author:
Enger, Leif
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read:
Lowe, Chad
Performed by:
Lowe, Chad
Performed:
Lowe, Chad
Author:
Lowe, Chad
Author:
by Leif Enger
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.82x5.32x1.55 in. .64 lbs.
Media Run Time:
690

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