Kerry Temple '74 | May 27, 2014 | Notre Dame Magazine
For years I carried around in my wallet a little scrap of paper that read Peace like a River, Leif Enger. I didn’t recognize the handwriting but knew it was a book recommendation from someone. I’m really glad I held on to it.
The novel was a bestseller when it came out in 2001, and I’ve learned its title came from lyrics in the hymn, “It Is Well with My Soul.” There’s a good sweep of religious undertow bearing this book along (giving it some height and depth), but it also offers a captivating narrative that sets the pace.