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We are Called to Rise

by Laura McBride

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

We are Called to Rise Synopsis

An accessible, beautifully crafted and heartbreakingly topical novel about PTSI and the unseen effects of global conflict on ordinary lives. Beyond the bright lights and casinos lies the real Las Vegas, a forces town. In the predawn hours, a woman's marriage crumbles with a single confession. Across the city, Bashkim, the young son of an immigrant family, observes how they are struggling to get by in the land of opportunity. Three thousand miles away on the other side of the United States, a soldier, recently returned from active service in Iraq, wakes up in hospital with the feeling he's done something awful. In Laura McBride's heartbreaking and authentic novel, these disparate lives are brought together by one split-second choice; this is a story about families, the ones we are born to and the ones we choose to make. Faced with seemingly insurmountable loss, each person must decide whether to give in to despair, or to find the courage and resilience to rise.

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ISBN: 9781471132599
Publication date: 23/04/2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781471132575
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471132599
Publication date: 23rd April 2015
Author: Laura McBride
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Laura McBride

Laura McBride is a writer and community college teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. She once thought of herself as an adventurer, having travelled far from home on little more than a whim and a grin, but now laughs at the conventional trappings of her ordinary suburban life. She's been married for twenty-five years to an expat she met in Paris and has two lovely children. A long time ago, she went to Yale. We Are Called to Rise is her first novel.

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