Peace Like a River Setting & Symbolism

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Reuben's Lungs

Reuben is born with bad lungs which give him trouble until Jeremiah heals them at the end of the book.

Jeremiah's Miracles

Jeremiah Land works many important miracles in the book.

The Bible

The Christian Holy Scriptures which Jeremiah studies and lives by.

Davy's Winchester

The rifle Davy used to kill Israel Finch and Tommy Basca.

Cooked Food

Due to their poverty, the Land's often didn't have good food to eat. Cooking food was a real treat for them.

Fry

The horse Davy uses to flee jail and travel the Badlands.

Valdez

The main character of Swede's epic poem that she cannot figure out how to kill off.

The Skin Bag

A bag used by a devilish man to steal Reuben's breath in his dreams.

Faith

What Jeremiah has lots of and what causes him to be able to work miracles. Faith is "The Substance of...

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