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Leif Enger


USA flag (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.
 
Anthologies containing stories by Leif Enger
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Short stories
Hansel's Finger (1989)


Leif Enger recommends
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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."
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Blue Hole Back Home (2008)
Joy Jordan-Lake
"...beautifully crafted."
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At Home Anywhere (2010)
Mary Hoffman
"I admire At Home Anywhere for its complex characters revealed layer by layer, the story arcs moving naturally toward satisfying conclusions that still manage to surprise, the consistently mature narrative voice, and the lovely but unobtrusive turns of phrase."

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