Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Start Your Free Trial

How does the Land family contend with this raw, uncivilized, and sometimes brutal landscape? Peace Like a Riveris set mainly in rural Minnesota and the Badlands of North Dakota during the early 1960s....

How does the Land family contend with this raw, uncivilized, and sometimes brutal landscape?

Peace Like a River is set mainly in rural Minnesota and the Badlands of North Dakota during the early 1960s. Like early American pioneers, or perhaps like mythic heroes, the Lands set out to rescue one of their own amidst the beauty and cruelty of the natural world. Identify events or circumstances in which the novel's setting contributes to its elemental or mythic quality. Don't forget to consider the clinkers!

Expert Answers info

Lori Steinbach eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2010

write4,539 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

This is a complex question, and you will undoubtedly have some ideas of your own from your reading. Peace Like a River is, as your question details, set in land which is primarily...

(The entire section contains 104 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial