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!