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Peace Like A River

Peace Like A River, by Leif Enger

Started 12.10.20 • Finished 12.27.20

I read this a while back, but I'm adding it in here because book club meets for it this month.

I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.

This is one of my favorite books of all time and probably my most recommended book. I just love the characters and the story of redemption. This is my second time through and I'm sure it won't be the last. It was just as good this time around, if not better.

Good advice is a wise man’s friend, of course; but sometimes it just flies on past, and all you can do is wave.

The story follows a close-knit family of four (Reuben, Swede, Davy, and Jeremiah) through a tragedy and the ensuing cross-Dakota RV trip that follows. There's everything from minor miracles to an FBI agent, from a love story to a mysterious man in the woods, from a western-loving girl to an asthmatic boy. And the writing is just sublime. I've heard it's great read aloud. I honestly don't want to say too much about it. I'd rather you get to experience the joy it is to read the story as it unfolds.

You can embark on new and steeper versions of your old sins, you know, and cry tears while doing it that are genuine as any.

Don't walk, RUN to the nearest library or bookstore or amazon link and get your copy today!

Fair is whatever God wants to do.
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