BOOKS: CSN instructor pens inspirational novel based on real-life local tragedy.
We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride
We Are Called to Rise is the debut novel for Southern Nevada’s own Laura McBride, who is also a teacher at the College of Southern Nevada. Between teaching and writing, we just wonder when she sleeps!
We Are Called to Rise has taken the literary world by storm. It highlights the stories of four very different people whose lives become suddenly intertwined. We hear the voices and viewpoints of these four characters who, though thrown together, come to care for each other like family.
We Are Called to Rise was chosen as the 2015 Nevada Reads selection by Nevada Humanities, and has also been chosen for Community Reads by towns across the country. By exploring timely subjects, including veterans’ issues and immigration, Laura has created a book set in Las Vegas that will appeal to readers everywhere. | iH
This novel was discussed at the January 26 meeting of the Henderson Library Book Club, which meets the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Gibson Library. Click here for more information about the book clubs of Henderson Libraries.