Sunday, December 21, 2014

Book Review: Peace Like a River

by Leif Enger

Partial Synopsis from Publisher, Grove Atlantic:  Leif Enger's debut is an extraordinary novel—an epic of generosity and heart that reminds us of the restorative power of great literature. The story of a father raising his three children in 1960s Minnesota, 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.

My thoughts:  I judge a book by how much I think about it when finished.  This is one that chases my thoughts throughout the day.  It is excellently written.  I was absolutely mesmerized by Jeremiah Land.  I think he is the kind of man we would all choose as our father, he is such a kind and protective patriarch.  Davy is the guy we all want to be our brother.  There are twists in the story that I never saw coming.  The ending has me completely torn.  I keep re-writing different scenarios for the main characters.  How I wish everyone could live "happily ever after".

Have you read this book?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

;-)  -Marci


  1. Thanks Marci for your book review of "Peace Like a River." I saw it at Tues. With a Twist #91 is Live! You sure made me want to pick up a copy to read it. I agree with you. I enjoy those books that make me think of them long after I've read them. I'm going to put this book on my must read list for 2015.If you get a chance, check out my blog (4 Ways to Discover Balance and Bliss) at the blog hop. Nancy A.

  2. I really enjoyed the book. I found it very easy to make illustrations behind my eyes as I read. You're right about it sticking with you too. Just reading your review has me thinking about my favorite parts. Thanks for the memories!


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