Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly 20 years. He currently lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons. Peace Like a River is his debut novel. Peace Like a River was a National Bestseller; it was listed as one of Time magazineâ€™s Top Five Books of the Year for 2001; and listed as a Best Book of the Year by the Christian Science Monitor, the Denver Post and the Los Angeles Times. The novel Peace Like a River is many things, from a tragedy to a love story to a heroic quest. Eleven-year-old asthmatic Reuben Land dotes on his 16-year-old brother Davy. But when Davy becomes an outlaw, Reuben, his father and his sister must embark on a quest to find and save Davy. As they cross the Midwest, the family encounters kind strangers, a menacing federal agent, burning bushes and other mysterious events. The book explores the frontiers of faith and familial love as the Land family finds its true nature in each other and their joint quest to restore their family.