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Leif Enger

Biography

Leif Enger

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly 20 years. He lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

Leif Enger

Books by Leif Enger

by Leif Enger - Fiction

Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives, but his language and memory are altered. Awakening in this new life, he begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals --- from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil’s oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

by Leif Enger - Fiction

Set in the Minnesota countryside and North Dakota Badlands of the early 1960s, PEACE LIKE A RIVER is a moving, engrossing, beautifully told story about one family's quest to retrieve its most wayward member.