Laurel's Book Group

Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
2 Carmichael Street
Essex, VT 05452

Join our book buyer Laurel each month to discuss a paperback title.  May's selection is Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.  Grab your copy at the Essex store or online, and come prepared for a lively discussion (including spoilers)!  


About the book:  Leif Enger's debut novel, Peace Like A River, was launched to critical acclaim in 2001 and went on to sell over one million copies. Now a perennial, best-selling American classic, it is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, and a love story, in which "there is magic... none more potent than Leif Enger's prose" (Newsday). Enger brings us eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy in the Midwest who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been charged with murder. Their journey unfolds like a revelation, and its conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, and the most tragic of fates.

DATE:  Thursday, May 30th, 6:00pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael Street, Essex, VT 05452

This event is free and open to all.  


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Peace Like a River By Leif Enger Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802139252
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 7th, 2002