Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

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Explain Roxanna's role in the novel Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.

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In Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger, Jeremiah Land has two sons (Davy and Reuben) and a daughter, Swede. Jeremiah's wife left him and her children, so the family has been without an adult female presence for some time. 

When Davy gets in trouble and escapes from jail, the remaining Lands see it as their duty to go find him. It is an exhausting journey, filled both with miracles and misery. When Jeremiah finally pulls their Airstream up to the only open gas station in the unfamiliar area, he has no idea what else he is about to find.

Her name is Roxanna Cawley, a woman of the earth who greets them with a goat in her arms. She graciously allows the family to stay with her, and it is not long before Jeremiah begins to court her. She is not just a mother to Reuben and Swede but also serves as a...

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