This article is about the novel by Leif Enger. For the song written by Paul Simon, see Paul Simon (album). For the Mormon Tabernacle Choir album, see Peace Like a River (album).
Peace Like a River (2001) is a best-selling novel by Leif Enger, who took the title from the lyrics of the hymn "It Is Well with My Soul", which was performed at his wedding. Enger wrote the novel to amuse his family, taking story suggestions from his children and giving the lead character asthma to encourage one of his sons, who also has asthma.