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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura McBride Narrator: Pete Simonelli, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne, Madeleine Mab Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beyond Las Vegas’ casinos lies a boomtown where four lives can be brought together by one split-second choice.

In the predawn hours, a woman’s marriage crumbles with a single confession. Across town, an immigrant family struggles to fit in and get by in the land of opportunity. Three thousand miles away, a soldier wakes up in Walter Reed hospital with the vague feeling that he’s done something awful. In a single moment, these disparate lives intersect. Faced with seemingly insurmountable loss, each person must decide whether to give in to despair or to find the courage and resilience to rise.

We Are Called to Rise is a story about a child’s fate. It is a story about families—the ones we have and the ones we make. It challenges us to think about our responsibilities to each other and reminds us that compassion and charity can rescue us, even in our darkest moment. It is a book that will break your heart and then put it back together.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Here is the powerful story of the way in which war detonates far from battlefields, exploding lives in a single irrevocable moment. Here are unforgettable voices that need to be heard as urgently as this richly imagined story needs to be told. Like a solitary bell We Are Called to Rise reverberated long after I’d put it down. I can’t stop thinking about it.”

    Sarah Blake, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Your heart will break…then soar.”


  • “McBride has written an urgent morality tale for our times in the form of this poignant and gripping debut.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “McBride’s characters are warm with pulsing vitality…It is a testament to the author’s mature voice and storytelling talent that we are willing to take to heart the lessons her story offers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Standout performances heighten the emotional fallout when four lives intersect in this timely drama set in the Las Vegas desert…Overall, a gripping exploration of hope and redemption.”


  • Selected for the June 2014 Indie Next List
  • Selected for the Summer 2014 Barnes & Noble Discover Award
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