Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger
"This is a stunning debut novel, one that sneaks up on you like a whisper and warms you like a quilt in a North Dakota winter, a novel about faith, miracles and family that is, ultimately, miraculous."
--- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
I have read few books that compare with Peace Like a River. Enger's writing is hauntingly poetic and conveys his insightful understanding of human nature. This novel was beautifully crafted and a joy to read.
Peace Like a River was more intense than most novels I enjoy. A few scenes were quite graphic and troubling. At the same time, hope, redemption and the miraculous were central themes of the story. I appreciated Enger's honest portrayal of people and events.
I highly recommend Peace Like a River. It was an engaging and rewarding read.