"From my first breath in this world, all I wanted was a good set of lungs and the air to fill them with--given circumstances, you might presume, for an American baby of the twentieth century."
"Leif Enger's best-selling debut is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, and a love story, in which 'what could be unbelievable becomes extraordinary' (Connie Ogle, The Miami Herald. Enger brings us eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy in the Midwest who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been controversially charged with murder. Their journey unfolds like a revelation, and its conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates."
This was a beautifully written book about family, storytelling, miracles and the importance of the journey.
Date read: 8/8/2007
Book #: 71
Rating: 3* = good
Publisher: Grove Press
# of Pages: 320
Binding: Trade Paperback