Leif Enger

Leif Enger

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in Osakis, Minnesota, The United States
January 01, 1961




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Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. He lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

His writing is a smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality, recalling the Old West's greatest cowboy stories.

Enger's novel, Peace Like a River, was one of Time magazine's top-five novels of the year 2001 and appeared on several other best seller lists.

His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome also appeared on best seller lists in 2008.

For further details, see the author's Wikipedia page.

Average rating: 3.93 · 55,047 ratings · 6,348 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Peace Like a River
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 49,728 ratings — published 2001 — 29 editions
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So Brave, Young and Handsome
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“Sometimes heroism is nothing more than patience, curiosity, and a refusal to panic.”
Leif Enger, Peace Like a River

“Fair is whatever God wants to do.”
Leif Enger, Peace Like a River
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“Real miracles bother people, like strange sudden pains unknown in medical literature. It's true: They rebut every rule all we good citizens take comfort in. Lazarus obeying orders and climbing up out of the grave - now there's a miracle, and you can bet it upset a lot of folks who were standing around at the time. When a person dies, the earth is generally unwilling to cough him back up. A miracle contradicts the will of the earth.”
Leif Enger, Peace Like a River

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