Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

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Over the course of the novel (Peace Like a River by Leif Enger), Reuben's attitude and his physical descriptions of Roxanna change. In what ways does his view of Roxanna change?

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Reuben Land is the young, and rather precocious, boy who serves as the narrator for Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger. Miracles have consistently happened in this family since the day Reuben was born; in fact, Reuben is only alive because his father's prayers were answered.

His family--father Jeremiah and sister Swede--are on a quest to find his older brother, Davy, who is on the run from the law. The family is traveling in an Airstream trailer in the bitter cold, looking for a place to buy propane and gasoline, when they stop at an isolated farmhouse with two pumps out front. This is where they meet Roxanna.

Though Reuben is not particularly unkind toward Roxanna, it is clear from his descriptions of her that he has some doubts and is reserving judgment. He is wryly taken aback when Swede responds immediately...

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