Peace like a River, by Leif Enger is a great book. It is written in the voice of eleven year old Reuben and is set in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Reub's family sets off on an adventure to find his brother Davy, who has become a fugitive of the law.
This book had been sitting on my shelf for over a year. I am glad to finally open it's cover to enjoy this grand story. I'm going to send it on to my brother Todd then he can pass it on to others.
"Raised on tales of cowboys and pirates, eleven-year-old Reuben Land has little doubt that miracles happen all around us, and that it's up to us to "make of it what we will." Reuben was born with no air in his lungs, and it was only when his father, Jeremiah, picked him up and commanded him to breath that his lungs filled. Reuben struggles with debilitating asthma from then on, making him a boy who knows firsthand that life is a gift, and also one who suspects that his father is touched by God and can overturn the laws of nature."