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Peace Like a River Summary
Leif Enger

Everything you need to understand or teach Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.

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Peace Like a River Summary

Plot Summary

Peace Like a River is the story of a man touched by God, Jeremiah Land and the way divine providence plays itself out in the trials of Jeremiah and his family. Jeremiah and Helen Land had three children, Davy, Reuben and Swede. However, when Jeremiah miraculously survived being swept up by a tornado and decided to quit medical school and become a janitor, she left him. Thus, the children grow up with Jeremiah raising them all alone.

Jeremiah is an extremely religious Christian and appears to be in regular contact with God Himself. When Reuben, the narrator and main character, sees his father praying one night, vigorously, he sees Jeremiah walk on air without even realizing it. But this was not Jeremiah's only miracle. He had revived Reuben after his birth twelve minutes after he stopped breathing and he had survived the tornado attack.

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