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A miraculous story of family, life and faith.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Title: Peace Like a River Mysteries n Horror (Audio Cassette)
This book tells through Rueben Land's eyes (and as sole eyewitness) the story of the events leading to the detention and subsequent exile of his elder brother Davy and his family's journey through North Dakota to find him. The story is reinforced and fabled through the poetry of Rueben's sister Swede and through reference to biblical events, western folklore, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson and more. It has the innocence of To Kill a Mocking Bird and the poverty but not pity of Angela's Ashes. Incredulous events become credible as this story grows on you with each page. Each member of the Land family both require and provide physical and spiritual healing. It is a triumph of faith, fate and hard work told in a style that leaves you with a feeling that the world is a better place. A remarkable debut novel and a must read.