We Are Called to Rise

by Laura McBride

An immigrant boy whose family is struggling toassimilate.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 309 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.95 out of 5
  • Published June 3rd 2014 by Simon & Schuster
  • Original Title: We Are Called to Rise
  • ISBN: 1476738963 (ISBN13: 9781476738963)
  • Edition Language: English

An immigrant boy whose family is struggling to assimilate. A middle-aged housewife coping with an imploding marriage and a troubled son. A social worker at home in the darker corners of Las Vegas. A wounded soldier recovering from an injury he can’t remember getting. By the time we realize how these voices will connect, the impossible and perhaps the unbearable has already happened. We Are Called to Rise is a boomtown tale, in which the lives of people from different backgrounds and experiences 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.