Peace Like a River Book Summary and Study Guide

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Leif Enger's Peace Like a River is a novel narrated by Reuben Land, a young boy living in the Midwest. His family begins a long struggle after his older brother Davy has to runaway because of murder charges. The family begins a cross country search for Davy while the FBI is following their every move. The writing is beautiful with great descriptions of emotions and settings. The novel explores love, trust, and a faith which can at times seem magical. There is an old timey Western feel to the novel which is refreshing to imagine the simplicity of the early 60's in the wilds of winter.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Son Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Wild kid(s)?    -   committing crimes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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