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Peace Like a River


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ISBN13: 9780802139252
ISBN10: 0802139256
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Cynthia Ernst, January 22, 2010 (view all comments by Cynthia Ernst)
This book was kind of a sleeper but spread rapidly among my circle. It is a heartrending tragedy with a feeling of hope at the end. There is a sense of magic and spirituality. It is a beautifully written book.
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This book was kind of a sleeper but spread rapidly among my circle. It is a heartrending tragedy with a feeling of hope at the end. There is a sense of magic and spirituality. It is a beautifully written book.
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pattyj178, January 18, 2010 (view all comments by pattyj178)
A plot that I could not predict, strong characters that evoked strong feelings, beautiful language that compelled me to stop and reread, and a little magic, all make this my favorite read of the decade.
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a_book_a_day_keeps_the_doctor_away, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by a_book_a_day_keeps_the_doctor_away)
What an amazing book--it makes the reader think about the "magic" that might be in all of us.
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Destined to be a classic American novel
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Enger, Leif
Atlantic Monthly Press
New York
Family saga
Fathers and sons
Domestic fiction
Motherless families
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Product details 320 pages Atlantic Monthly Press - English 9780802139252 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"A lean and lovingly told story, drawn from Midwestern life, sparked with moments of the miraculous."

"Staff Pick" by ,

Peace Like a River is a beautiful, uplifting tale told from the perspective of a boy growing up in the Midwest. Sweet, harsh, moving, and true, it includes faith, family, and miracles all wrapped up in adventure.

"Review" by , "You don't see novels like this one very often. Peace Like a River reminds a reader of Kent Haruf's Plainsong or even Norman MacLean's A River Runs Through It. It's got that pure American loss of innocence theme, that belief in and fascination with miracles, that insistence on the goodness of men outside of the law."
"Review" by , "[W]hat allows Peace Like a River to transcend any limitations of belief and genre is its broad, sagacious humanity. Within the context of an adventure-filled tall tale, oddly enough, the book stretches out to gently explore the ancient mysteries of family. Independence and possession, loyalty and treachery, love and loathing — they're all here, even if it's not always clear which is which....There is magic here, none more potent than Leif Enger's prose."
"Review" by , "Enger has written one of the year's best novels....Once in a great while, a book comes along that has such wonderful characters and marvelous prose that you read it as much for the pure joy it offers on virtually every page as to find out how it ends....You'll be sorry if you miss it....Go out and get a copy; savor it. This one is special."
"Review" by , "It's dangerous work, writing about faith....To get it right as Leif Enger does in his novel is nothing short of miraculous....What could be unbelievable becomes extraordinary in Enger's hands....If words can bolster lapsed faith, if a story can sturdy a shaky foundation, then the flow of Enger's amazing new novel may bring more than a few of us to his promised peace."
"Review" by , "If ever there was a time for a novel of faith and redemption — a quiet book of old-fashioned verities — this is it. Written in lyrical, openhearted prose, Peace Like a River even has a comforting, remarkable glimpse into the afterlife."
"Review" by , "It's the impassioned honesty of his quiet, measured narrative voice that gives weight and truth to the fantastic elements of this engrossing tale....This is a stunning debut novel, one that sneaks up on you like a whisper and warms you like a quilt in a North Dakota winter, a novel about faith, miracles and family that is, ultimately, miraculous."
"Review" by , "What readers will appreciate first in Enger's marvelous novel is the language. His limpid sentences are composed with the clarity and richness for which poets strive....Enger's profound understanding of human nature stands behind his compelling prose."
"Review" by , "Once you begin Leif Enger's Peace Like A River, you are carried away by the elemental surge of its story, the sheer eagerness to see what happens to the engrossing characters who exist far from the intrusions of the media in the timeless arena of family love and anguish over a lost member. It is Enger's gift that he has made their extraordinary world credible."
"Review" by , "I'm urging this book on you because it is written in prose tart and crisp as a Minnesota Autumn. Peace Like a River is seductive and chatty and deliciously American and there are passages so wondrous and wise you'll want to claw yourself with pleasure."
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