Peace Like a River

Peace Like a River - Leif Enger It's easy to understand how "Peace Like a River" garnered so many awards. Enger's prose, the likable narrator and the entertaining situations made it hard to put the book down.Eleven-year-old asthmatic Reuben Land tells the story of his brother Davy, who murders two men after they assault his girlfriend and kidnap his sister. Davy goes on the proverbial lam, and the rest of the family decides to go look for him. The book is filled with interesting characters and flat-out miracles -- something in which Reuben is a true believer.It is extremely difficult to write a review filled with fulsome praise without giving away spoilers. Suffice it to say that if you are looking for thought-provoking adventure, well-rounded characters and an all-around great read, this book will fill the bill.