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Laura McBride

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in Spokane, Washington, The United States



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Laura McBride is the author of 'Round Midnight (May 2017) and We Are Called to Rise, a #1 IndieNext pick. She's also a community college teacher. When a novel makes her laugh or cry, she shares it with a friend. If this were her high school yearbook, she'd write: Love more, fear less.

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We Are Called to Rise

3.95 avg rating — 8,351 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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We Are Called to Rise by Laura  McBride
"I really am at a loss for words to describe this book, it took my breath away. Beautifully written, rarely does a book move me to this extent. Congratulations Laura McBride, your book is outstanding. "
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We Are Called to Rise by Laura  McBride
"Wow...this was an awesome book! I sincerely hope that Laura McBride writes many books after this one...I fully intend to read them all! In this story, she creates characters who are so real that you feel like you know them, and from the beginning,..." Read more of this review »
We Are Called to Rise by Laura  McBride
"I received this book as an ARC through goodreads.

I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. A wonderful story that connects some of the most unlikely people in a way all of them will never forget.

Just when you think there is no good left in t..." Read more of this review »
" I read it 20 years ago, and I still rank it with one of the best reading experiences of my life. Not for the first 200 pages, when I was spitting nail ...more "
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“It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed, tips the maid, remembers the illness, congratulates the victor, accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends to the dying, comforts the grieving, removes the splinter, wipes the tear, directs the lost, touches the lonely, is the whole thing. What is most beautiful is least acknowledged. What is worth dying for is barely noticed.”
Laura McBride, We Are Called to Rise

“But if, sometimes, an unspeakable horror arises from the smallest error, I choose to believe that it’s possible for an equally unimaginable grandeur to grow from the tiniest gesture of love. I choose to believe that it works both ways. That great terror is the result of a thousand small but evil choices, and great good is the outcome of another thousand tiny acts of care.”
Laura McBride, We Are Called to Rise

“We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies— —Emily Dickinson”
Laura McBride, We Are Called to Rise



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