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LAURA MCBRIDE: I HAD LONG WAITED TO WRITE A NOVEL

We Are Called to Rise is the debut novel of Laura McBride. The book was published last summer and soon found a lot of fans. The average Amazon rating of the story is 4.5 stars from almost 200 reviews.
Laura is working as community college teacher and already received nice recognition from different book clubs, critics and specialized literary forums. It’s great honor for Land of Books to host quick Q&A with Laura McBride.

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– Laura, what is your book We Are Called to Rise about?
We Are Called To Rise is a contemporary novel set in Las Vegas, and having almost nothing to do with the Strip. It’s a story about a young boy who is an immigrant from Albania, a Hispanic American soldier injured in Iraq, and a middle-aged woman. Their lives collide in a single tragic moment, and the story is first about how that happens, and then about how they move forward from it.
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