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Leif Enger

USA flag (b.1961)

aka L L Enger

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. He lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

His writing is a smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality, recalling the Old West's greatest cowboy stories.

Enger's novel, Peace Like a River, was one of Time magazine's top-five novels of the year 2001 and appeared on several other best seller lists.

His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome also appeared on best seller lists in 2008.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
Gun Pedersen Mystery
   1. Comeback (1990) (as by L L Enger)
   2. Swing (1991) (as by L L Enger)
   3. Strike (1992) (as by L L Enger)
   4. Sacrifice (1993) (as by L L Enger)
   5. The Sinners' League (1994) (as by L L Enger)
   6. Hard Curves (2020) (with Lin Enger)
Anthologies containing stories by Leif Enger
Short stories
Hansel's Finger (1989)

Leif Enger recommends
Lightning (2003)
Fred Stenson
"Stenson is the equal of anyone working this ground - his voice is a master's, and Lightning is a commanding novel."
Blue Hole Back Home (2008)
Joy Jordan-Lake
"...beautifully crafted."
The Land (2020)
Thomas Maltman
"Thomas Maltman’s The Land is a gift to readers longing for a tale of lost love, fringe prophets, souls in cold suspension, and ravens that darken the skies of a Northern winter. Set against looming apocalypse and the clicking of a projector showing classic films, The Land is generous, intricate, and propulsive. It has a kind heart and a tear in its eye, and I enjoyed it completely."

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