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The Miracle of Mercy

Leif Enger's Peace Like a River tells the story of Jeremiah Land, a janitor for the local school who has been known to perform miracles from time to time. He lives a relatively quiet life with his three children: 16-year-old Davy, 11-year-old Reuben, and 9-year-old Swede, a precocious little girl.

The novel takes a dark turn when Davy kills two teenage thugs who invade his family's home. It isn't long before the whole community turns on the Lands, ...

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