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Peace Like A River By Leif Enger

Peace Like A River
by Leif Enger

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When Davey escapes from jail, he steals a horse, and disappears. His family feels his absence so sorely, three of them pile into their old Plymouth, towing a brand new 1963 Airstream trailer, and set out on a quest to find him. And they follow the outlaw west, right into the wild Dakota Badlands.
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Peace Like A River by Leif Enger

When Israel Finch and Tommy Basca, the town bullies, break into the home of school caretaker Jeremiah Land, wielding a baseball bat and looking for trouble, they find more of it than even they expected. For seventeen-year-old Davey is sitting up in bed waiting for them with a Winchester rifle. His younger brother Reuben has seen their father perform miracles, but Jeremiah now seems as powerless to prevent Davey from being arrested for manslaughter, as he has always been to ease Reuben's daily spungy struggle to breathe. Nor does brave and brilliant nine-year-old Swede, obsessed as she is with the legends of the wild west, have the strength to spring Davey from jail. Yet Davey does manage to break out. He steals a horse, and disappears. His family feels his absence so sorely, the three of them just pile into their old Plymouth, towing a brand new 1963 Airstream trailer, and set out on a quest to find him. And they follow the outlaw west, right into the cold, wild and empty Dakota Badlands. Set in the 1960s on the edge of the Great Plains, PEACE LIKE A RIVER is that rare thing, a contemporary novel with an epic dimension. Told in the touching voice of an asthmatic eleven-year-old boy, it revels in the legends of the West, resonates with a soul-expanding sense of place, and vibrates with the possibility of magic in the everyday world. Above all, it shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates.

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About Leif Enger


Leif Enger is 39 years old and lives with his wife and two young, sons on a farm in rural Minnesota. He is a local news reporter for National Public Radio. PEACE LIKE A RIVER is his first novel.

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Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
Leif Enger
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2002-09-02
368
0552999350
9780552999359
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