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Earnest, empathetic, industrious, unpretentious, gay Virgo in Milwaukee with a great life, amazing friends, and a wonderful family.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Peace Like a River

Over the summer I read "Peace Like a River," a novel by Leif Enger. It was an interesting story about a family in rural Minnesota in the early 1960s. Enger raises some interesting questions about faith, tolerance, bullying, childhood, and trying to determine right and wrong in complex and messy situations. The story about twelve year-old Reuben Land and his kid sister Swede is a bit far fetched, yet it grabbed my attention. The story eventually becomes an old West type chase that seems inspired by Owen Wister. Overall, the novel was unique and held my attention. 7 of 10.


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