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Peace like a river

by Enger, Leif.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Unavailable 0 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Status
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV IN TRANSIT
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  AV
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Summary
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.

Additional Information
Subjects Boys -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Motherless families -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Outlaws -- Fiction.
Minnesota -- Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] :Harper Audio,2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Lowe, Chad, 1968-
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Performed by Chad Lowe.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Description 10 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780061457876
0061457876
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