Research Links for Peace Like a River
An interesting interview with Leif Enger in which he explains some of the sources of Peace Like a River, how it was to the write the book, and other interesting tidbits.
Leif Enger, before writing Peace Like a River, worked for Minnesota Public Radio for 20 years. In this web posting, he describes what it's like going on a book tour for the new book.
A short, albeit interesting biographical note on Leif Enger.
The National Park Service's website for Badlands National Park
A fairly good site on Robert Service that contains a number of his poems, pictures of the Yukon, etc.
For those of you unfamiliar with the reference, here's a link for the song "Peace Like a River" with the tragic story of Horatio Gates Spafford who penned the song. It's a very interesting story in itself. The website has the lyrics and music to the hymn.
Link on the Gale Literary Database that has not only a compendium of research about the novel, but a bibliography as well.
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