Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

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Over the course of Peace Like a Riverby Leif Enger, Reuben's attitude and his physical descriptions of Roxanna change. Do you think Roxanna’s attitudes toward the Lands as a family and Jeremiah as a...

Over the course of Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Reuben's attitude and his physical descriptions of Roxanna change. Do you think Roxanna’s attitudes toward the Lands as a family and Jeremiah as a person undergo a similar metamorphosis?

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While it is true that Reuben Land, the young narrator in Leif Enger's Peace Like a River, undergoes a change in his thinking about Roxanna Cawley, she seems to love and accept the Land family just as they are right from the beginning.

When Jeremiah Land and his two youngest children, Reuben and Swede, pull up (with their Airstream trailer) to an isolated farmhouse with two gas pumps and sign that says Dale's Oil Company, they do not expect to find Roxanna.

Land asks her if he can buy some gas, something others have not been willing to do since it is Sunday....

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