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Peace Like a River

Leif Enger

Born with no air in his lungs, it was only when Reuben Land's father, Jeremiah, picked him up and commanded him to breathe that Reuben's lungs filled. Reuben struggles with debilitating asthma from then on, making him a boy who knows firsthand that life is a gift, and also one who suspects that his father is touched by God and can overturn the laws of nature. The quiet 1960's midwestern life of the Lands is upended when Reuben's brother Davy kills to marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy -- a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others -- escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory far more extraordinary than even the Badlands where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer. Sprinkled with playful nods to Biblical tales, beloved classics such as Huckleberry Finn, the adventure stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the westerns of Zane Grey, Peace Like A River is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, a love story, and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world.

Born with no air in his lungs, it was only when Reuben Land's father, Jeremiah, picked him up and commanded him to breathe that Reuben's lungs filled. Reuben struggles with debilitating asthma from then on, making him a boy who knows firsthand that life is a gift, and also one who suspects that his father is touched by God and can overturn the laws of nature. The quiet 1960's midwestern life of the Lands is upended when Reuben's brother Davy kills to marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy -- a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others -- escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory far more extraordinary than even the Badlands where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer. Sprinkled with playful nods to Biblical tales, beloved classics such as Huckleberry Finn, the adventure stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the westerns of Zane Grey, Peace Like A River is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, a love story, and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Born with no air in his lungs, it was only when Reuben Land's father, Jeremiah, picked him up and commanded him to breathe that Reuben's lungs filled. Reuben struggles with debilitating asthma from then on, making him a boy who knows firsthand that life is a gift, and also one who suspects that his father is touched by God and can overturn the laws of nature. The quiet 1960's midwestern life of the Lands is upended when Reuben's brother Davy kills to marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy -- a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others -- escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory far more extraordinary than even the Badlands where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer. Sprinkled with playful nods to Biblical tales, beloved classics such as Huckleberry Finn, the adventure stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the westerns of Zane Grey, Peace Like A River is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, a love story, and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Chad Lowe

Length:

11h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:50


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

10:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:49


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:46


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:19