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Leif Enger

Autor(a) de Peace Like a River

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About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Leif Enger wrote the “Gun Pedersen” series of books with his brother, Lin Enger, under the name L.L. Enger. Please don't combine the two authors, as L.L. Enger is actually two people.


Obras por Leif Enger

Peace Like a River (2001) 5,686 exemplares
So Brave, Young and Handsome: A Novel (2008) 1,020 exemplares
Virgil Wander (2018) 695 exemplares
I Cheerfully Refuse (2024) 58 exemplares
Comeback (1990) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Swing (1991) — Autor — 14 exemplares
Strike (1992) — Autor — 11 exemplares
The Sinners' League: A Gun Pedersen Mystery (1994) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Sacrifice (1993) — Autor — 10 exemplares

Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
The New Frontier (1989) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Enger, Leif
Outros nomes
Enger, L.L.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Osakis, Minnesota, USA
Locais de residência
Osakis, Minnesota, USA (birth)
reporter (Minnesota Public Radio)
producer (Minnesota Public Radio)
Enger, Lin (brother)
Minnesota Public Radio
Nota de desambiguação
Leif Enger wrote the “Gun Pedersen” series of books with his brother, Lin Enger, under the name L.L. Enger. Please don't combine the two authors, as L.L. Enger is actually two people.



Set in a not-too-distant future marked by climate change, lawlessness, and corruption and governed by a dictatorial ruling class known as the astronauts, Rainy, a musician, and his beloved wife, Lark, a bookstore owner, live on the shore of Lake Superior until she is murdered. Rainy, in his grief, sets sail in an old sailboat partly to escape the perpetrators but also in the hope of finding Lark’s spirit. In his journey, he confronts severe storms, extreme evil and violence but he also finds friendship and hope along the way.

I Cheerfully Refuse by Lief Enger is a beautifully written dystopian tale full of contrasts between the beauty of the landscape and the horrors he encounters on shore, between the kindness of some of the characters he meets and the shocking cruelty of others and all written in lyrical prose. At times, the tale feels like a wild adventure and, at other times, like a fairy tale wonderfully told. This is not always an easy story - there are suicides, references to paedophilia, lynchings - but, in the end, there is hope. I listened to the audiobook narrated by David Aaron Baker who does an absolutely wonderful job of conveying the beauty and lyricism of Enger’s prose.

Thanks to Netgalley and RB Media for an audiobook of this novel in exchange for an honest review
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lostinalibrary | 3 outras críticas | Apr 13, 2024 |
astonishinglight | 3 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |
This hot-off-the-presses dystopian novel packs a huge punch. I’m glad I didn’t shy away from reading it. Read my full review here. 3.66⭐

Publication day: April 2.

#NetGalley #RBMedia #ICheerfullyRefuse
joyblue | 3 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
Once in a great while, we encounter a novel in our voluminous reading that begs to be read aloud. Leif Enger's debut, Peace Like a River, is one such work. His richly evocative novel, narrated by an asthmatic 11-year-old named Reuben Land, is the story of Reuben's unusual family and their journey across the frozen Badlands of the Dakotas in search of his fugitive older brother. Charged with the murder of two locals who terrorized their family, Davy has fled, understanding that the scales of justice will not weigh in his favor. But Reuben, his father, Jeremiah—a man of faith so deep he has been known to produce miracles—and Reuben's little sister, Swede, follow closely behind the fleeing Davy.

Affecting and dynamic, Peace Like a River is at once a tragedy, a romance, and an unflagging exploration into the spirituality and magic possible in the everyday world, and in that of the world awaiting us on the other side of life. In Enger's superb debut effort, we witness a wondrous celebration of family, faith, and spirit, the likes of which we haven't seen in a long, long time—and the birth of a classic work of literature.
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jepeters333 | 162 outras críticas | Feb 26, 2024 |



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