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Peace Like a River Lesson Plan

Introduction to Peace Like a River

Leif Enger’s beloved novel was first published in 2001 and won a number of awards, including the ALA Alex Award for best adult novel for teens, the Independent Book Sellers of America award for Book Sense Book of the Year in the adult fiction category, and the Independent Publisher Book Award. It was named one of the Best Books of 2001 by both the Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine, and landed on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly. The novel was Enger’s first, and it tells a compelling story of faith, family, and adventures in the style of the Wild West. The asthmatic main character,...

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