An immigrant boy whose family is struggling to assimilate. A middle-aged woman wrestling with an imploding marriage and a troubled son. A wounded soldier recovering from an injury he can’t remember getting. By the time we realize how these voices will connect, the impossible has already happened.We Are Called to Rise is a boom town tale, in which the lives of disparate people collide in a stunning coincidence. When presented the opportunity to sink into despair, these characters rise. Through acts of remarkable charity and bravery, they rescue themselves. Emotionally powerful yet tender and intimate, We Are Called to Rise is a novel of redemption and unexpected love.
About the Author
Laura McBride is a writer and community college teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. She once thought of herself as an adventurer, having traveled far from home on little more than a whim and a grin, but now laughs at the conventional trappings of her ordinary suburban life. We Are Called To Rise is her first novel, and she is proud to be a professional member of PENAmerica.
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