Peace Like a River

by Leif Enger | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780061457876 Global Overview for this book
Registered by indygo88 of Lafayette, Indiana USA on 3/13/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Friday, March 13, 2009
"Hailed as one of the year's top five novels by Time, and selected as one of the best books of the year by nearly all major newspapers, national bestseller Peace Like a River captured the hearts of a nation in need of comfort. "A rich mixture of adventure, tragedy, and healing," Peace Like a River is "a collage of legends from sources sacred and profane -- from the Old Testament to the Old West, from the Gospels to police dramas" (Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor). In "lyrical, openhearted prose" (Michael Glitz, The New York Post), Enger tells the story of eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been controversially charged with murder. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and its remarkable conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates. Leif Enger's "miraculous" (Valerie Ryan, The Seattle Times) novel is a "perfect book for an anxious time ... of great literary merit that nonetheless restores readers' faith in the kindness of stories" (Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press)."

Acquired through PBS. (unabridged on 10 CD's; read by Chad Lowe)

Journal Entry 2 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Sunday, May 16, 2010
It seems many readers have loved this book. I liked it a lot, although not sure I loved it. It's sort of one of those bittersweet feel-good books that doesn't necessarily have a lot of action, but just reading about the family dynamics and the series of events that take place within a given space of time within the narrator's (Reuben's) life gives you a certain comfortable, cozy kind of feeling. The characterization was great -- Jeremiah Land is the father everyone wishes they had. And Swede (the narrator's younger sister) -- what a hoot she was. I didn't see the ending coming...but I don't think it detracted at all from the story. The only portions I didn't really care for were some of the the stories & legends about outlaws. It did fit with the overall story & feeling of the book, but I found myself skimming through these.

Journal Entry 3 by indygo88 at Lafayette, Indiana USA on Thursday, June 24, 2010
Placing into booklady331's CD Only Bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Saturday, July 03, 2010
Pulled this out of an audio book box; looks pretty interesting -- hopefully I'll get to it soon.

Journal Entry 5 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, February 10, 2011
Quite an interesting tale - I really liked the description of the towns across the northern plains. And the early sixties setting also resonated with me.

Will put this into the next bookbox I get.....

Journal Entry 6 by BigJohnLefty at Bookbox, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (2/15/2011 UTC) at Bookbox, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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It's time to set this one free -- enjoy!
This is going into my CD-only AudioBookBox. Bon Voyage!

Journal Entry 7 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Monday, February 21, 2011
Removing from BigJohnLefty's CD-only Audio Bookbox.

Journal Entry 8 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I really enjoyed listening to this book. The author's descriptive prose made this an enjoyable book to listen to.

Released 5 yrs ago (3/19/2014 UTC) at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sent to Aberpeter in WA.

Journal Entry 10 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Monday, March 24, 2014
thank you dabercro

Journal Entry 11 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Peace Like a River is the tale of the Land family. More specifically, Reuben's account of the events that unfolded when he was young and his brother killed two locals who broke into the family house with the intent to harm them. This epic novel of the family's undying loyalty to each other and faith in God keeps them strong as a family unit even when the going gets rough.

Journal Entry 12 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Thursday, August 28, 2014
reserving for booklady331's virtual audio bookbox.

Journal Entry 13 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (2/11/2015 UTC) at Kirkland, Washington USA

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sending to azuki

Journal Entry 14 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Monday, March 02, 2015
Book has been received. Thanks.

Journal Entry 15 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. There is an interesting mix of religious mysticism, Western adventure, crime thriller and more in the story. The narrator, Reuben, is not a very lovable character, but the rest of the cast more than make up for it: Swede, his sister, with her intelligence and charisma, her beautiful poems and witty comebacks, Davy, the loving big brother, and the father who in Reuben's eyes is saintly.

For the most part of the story, I listen with anxiety, hoping that Davy, Reuben's big brother and a fugitive, will come out of it alive but not quite sure he will. Makes me want to hurry on to the next disc but also dreading what I may find at the end.

Journal Entry 16 by wingAzukiwing at Audio VBB in Virtual Book Box, BookObsessed Swap -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (4/16/2016 UTC) at Audio VBB in Virtual Book Box, BookObsessed Swap -- Controlled Releases

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Mailing off to rebekkila.

Journal Entry 17 by rebekkila at Lansing, Michigan USA on Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I caught this in Booklady's audio book box. Thank you

Journal Entry 18 by rebekkila at Immokalee, Florida USA on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (2/14/2017 UTC) at Immokalee, Florida USA

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I sent this out as part of the audio book box.

Journal Entry 19 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Arrived safely today. Thank you!

Journal Entry 20 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, December 15, 2017
Listened to this on a recent road trip. Very enjoyable story. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 21 by wingiwillrejoicewing at A fellow PaperBackSwapper, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 14, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (5/14/2018 UTC) at A fellow PaperBackSwapper, by mail -- Controlled Releases

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Released to a PaperBackSwapper in Georgia. Happy travels, little book!

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