Remer Centennial Library Book Club
Our book club is a fun group of people who meet the last Thursday of the month at the library to compare notes on the most recent pick.
No pressure, no expense!
Our October Pick is:
Peace Like A River
Discussion: THURSDAY, Oct. 31st, 2:00 PM
For more information call Gail Martin @ 218-566-2684
Some of our previous picks included:
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Crazy Little Town Called Love by Jill Hannah Anderson
Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larso
Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
Singer by Kerry Casey
Fall to Grace by Kerry Case
Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
The To Hell & Back Club by Jill Hannah Anderson
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald
Synopsis of Peace Like A River
Once in a great while, we encounter a novel in our voluminous reading that begs to be read aloud. Leif Enger's debut, Peace Like a River, is one such work. His richly evocative novel, narrated by an asthmatic 11-year-old named Reuben Land, is the story of Reuben's unusual family and their journey across the frozen Badlands of the Dakotas in search of his fugitive older brother. Charged with the murder of two locals who terrorized their family, Davy has fled, understanding that the scales of justice will not weigh in his favor. But Reuben, his father, Jeremiah—a man of faith so deep he has been known to produce miracles—and Reuben's little sister, Swede, follow closely behind the fleeing Davy.
Affecting and dynamic, Peace Like a River is at once a tragedy, a romance, and an unflagging exploration into the spirituality and magic possible in the everyday world, and in that of the world awaiting us on the other side of life. In Enger's superb debut effort, we witness a wondrous celebration of family, faith, and spirit, the likes of which we haven't seen in a long, long time—and the birth of a classic work of literature