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Peace Like a River

Peace Like a River

(2000)
A novel by

 

"Heart-achingly beautiful."
Nicholas Evans


"Wonderous and wise."
Frank McCourt


When Israel Finch and Tommy Basca, the town bullies, break into the home of school caretaker Jeremiah Land, wielding a baseball bat and looking for trouble, they find more of it than even they expected. For seventeen-year-old Davey is sitting up in bed waiting for them with a Winchester rifle. His younger brother Reuben has seen their father perform miracles, but Jeremiah now seems as powerless to prevent Davey from being arrested for manslaughter, as he has always been to ease Reuben's daily spungy struggle to breathe. Nor does brave and brilliant nine-year-old Swede, obsessed as she is with the legends of the wild west, have the strength to spring Davey from jail. Yet Davey does manage to break out. He steals a horse, and disappears. His family feels his absence so sorely, the three of them just pile into their old Plymouth, towing a brand new 1963 Airstream trailer, and set out on a quest to find him. And they follow the outlaw west, right into the cold, wild and empty Dakota Badlands. Set in the 1960s on the edge of the Great Plains, PEACE LIKE A RIVER is that rare thing, a contemporary novel with an epic dimension. Told in the touching voice of an asthmatic eleven-year-old boy, it revels in the legends of the West, resonates with a soul-expanding sense of place, and vibrates with the possibility of magic in the everyday world. Above all, it shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates.

 
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Used availability for Leif Enger's Peace Like a River


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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 1-4395-6858-8 / 978-1-4395-6858-3 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-7089-4792-1 / 978-0-7089-4792-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Bks.
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December 2002 : USA Turtleback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-606-26004-8 / 978-0-606-26004-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 2002 : USA Library Binding
Title: Peace Like A River (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 1-4176-1690-3 / 978-1-4176-1690-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 1-58724-212-5 / 978-1-58724-212-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-385-60464-5 / 978-0-385-60464-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-385-60242-1 / 978-0-385-60242-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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August 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-87113-795-X / 978-0-87113-795-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-552-99935-0 / 978-0-552-99935-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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August 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-8021-3925-6 / 978-0-8021-3925-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-385-60254-5 / 978-0-385-60254-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Australia
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-06-145787-6 / 978-0-06-145787-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2002 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-7531-1503-4 / 978-0-7531-1503-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Peace Like a River (Mysteries & Horror)
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-694-52583-9 / 978-0-694-52583-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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2001 : USA Audio CD
Title: Peace Like A River
Author(s): Leif Enger
ISBN: 0-7366-8529-4 / 978-0-7366-8529-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape (Div. Random Hou
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Peace Like a River
Author(s): Leif Enger
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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