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One Book – One Lincoln – 2004 – Resources

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Additional Resources

Additional Resources for Peace Like a River


On-Line Reviews of Peace Like a River

Connect to the following on-line reviews of Peace Like a River, by both professional critics and average readers.

Print Reviews of Peace Like a River available at the Lincoln City Libraries
These journals are all available in the basement Periodicals room at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th St.

  • Booklist, May 15, 2001 – Review by Brad Hooper
  • Bookpage, September 2001
  • Christian Science Monitor, September 6, 2001
  • The Economist, September 8, 2001
  • Entertainment Weekly, September 28, 2001 – Review by Karen Valby
  • Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2001
  • Library Journal, June 15, 2001 – Review by Marc Kloszewski
  • Newsweek, September 3, 2001
  • New York Times Book Review, September 9, 2001 – Review by Katherine Dieckmann
  • Publishers Weekly, July 16, 2001
  • Time, December 24, 2001
  • Christianity Today, December 9, 2002 – Review by Cindy Crosby
  • Reviews of the Audio Version of the Book
  • Publishers Weekly, December 3, 2001
  • Kliatt, May 2002 – Review by Pat Dole
  • Booklist, November 15, 2002 – Review by Joyce Saricks


Learn more about Minnesota author Leif Enger at the following sites:


Interested in reading some interviews with Leif Enger? The following list of links will take you to several interviews he has participated in, mainly covering his debut novel, Peace Like a River, but also touching on his work as a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio.


Want a basic description, or just some general information about the book? You can find it at any of these sites:


Want to read a sample from Peace Like a River first? Visit one of the following sites:


Leading a book group for Peace Like a River but need some good questions to start the discussions going? Try the following sites:


  • Pasadena, California [2003 selection]
  • Denver, Colorado [2004 selection] (no longer available)
    • About Leif Enger (no longer available) 
    • Discussion Questions (no longer available) 
    • Printable Resource Guide (no longer available)
  • All Iowa Reads — Iowa Center for the Book [2003 selection – site no longer active]
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan [2003 selection] (no longer available)
  • Traverse City, Michigan [2002-03 selection] (no longer available)
  • Winona, Minnesota [2003 selection — no Web site]
  • Washoe County, Nevada [2003 selection] (no longer available)
  • Rochester, New York [2004 selection] (no longer available)
    • About Peace Like a River
    • About Leif Enger
    • Interview with Leif Enger
    • Book Discussion Points
    • Tips for Book Discussion Groups
    • Related Books of Interest
    • Rochester Poets Respond to Peace Like a River
    • Rochester Institute of Technology page for this event (no longer available)
  • Western New York (Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties) [2003 selection] (no longer available)
  • One Book South Dakota [2003 selection – no information on-line any longer]

Book Clubs or Other Programs

  • Honolulu Advertiser Book Club (no longer available)

If You Liked Peace Like a River, You Might Like:

Young narrators or protagonists

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What Other Communities Are Reading

One Book Reading Promotion Projects (Library of Congress Center for the Book)

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