Leif Enger, Peace Like a River – signed

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Here is a wonderful collage of legends from sources sacred and profane,from the Old Testament to the Old West, from the Gospels to crime. It tells the story of eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been controversially charged with murder. It has some fantastic reviews in’ Goodreads’.

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Leif Enger, Peace Like a River. New York, Grove/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001. First edition, first printing. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 320 pp. Signed by the author. First novel in the original edition.

This first novel was one of the top novels of 2001 in the USA. Selected by Time magazine as one of the best novels of the year; confirmed by newspaper columnists and critics. So what kind of book is it? The author writes with a smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality, recalling the Old West’s greatest cowboy stories. His prose is truly beautiful, with a quiet elegance and a great power of description – creative without ever being overblown.

Peace Like a River is a collage of legends from sources sacred and profane,from the Old Testament to the Old West, from the Gospels to crime. It tells the story of eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been controversially charged with murder. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and its remarkable conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates. It has some fantastic reviews in’ Goodreads’.

His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome appeared in 2008 to good reviews in the States and became a bestseller. Should you want to add a well written and provoking book to your collection, or to give as a gift, then this highly acclaimed book, a signed first and as new is for you.

Condition: Very fine in same jacket.

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