March Book Discussion Group – "Peace Like a River"

This debut novel by Leif Enger revolves around a family’s search for the oldest son who has gotten into trouble with the law. Much of the action takes place in the Dakota Badlands, and one of the reading group members had actually lived in the Dakotas and experienced the fierce, freezing winters and gale-force winds. We had a lively discussion about the several “miracles” that took place and the dicey moral underpinnings of the family’s journey to find the son. Additionally, we discussed the deep family love and trust that were a large part of the story.