Rated Reads

Peace Like a River

by Leif Enger

Rated: None

This is a book written for the 10-year-old that resides inside all adults. This book satisfies like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night: smooth, creamy, and safe. The story leads the reader from the safe arms of a family to normal adulthood without being schmaltzy.

On another level, this book explores family relationships, motives, pride, anger, love, hate, and religion — quite an accomplishment for one book, but Enger manages it with ease.

Rated: None. I don’t remember one bad word in the book. There is no sex. The violence is very mild. I recommend this book for any serious reader above the age of 12. It would be a great book for a family to read and discuss.

— Reviewed by Sidney Kooyman

Since retiring from the Army, Sid Kooyman has worked as a commercial pilot and a strategic planner, and he has written two books. He lives in Alabama with his wife of 38 years.

2 Responses to Peace Like a River

  1. L S says:

    I disagree with this rating. The daughter is molested! That definitely should make it mild.

  2. LH says:

    The details of the molestation are not discussed in the book. That it happened effects the telling of this beautifully written story. The author is a true wordsmith! This is one of my favorite books. I absolutely loved it.

  • Peace Like a River
  • by Leif Enger
  • Rated: None
  • Genre: Fiction
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