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Laura McBride

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Laura McBride is the author of 'Round Midnight, a 2017 Indie Next pick, and We Are Called to Rise, a #1 Indie Next pick in 2014. 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

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Writing is nearly always hard. Capturing inchoate ideas and feelings and experiences, forcing these into precise words arranged intentionally, demands fierce psychic energy: more with every passing year. It is tempting to say that the drain comes from all that is not expressed, all the ways that the words are less than what I feel or think, and yet I’m not sure this is true. What keeps me writi...

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A Celebration of Creativity
Author appearance, September 06, 2018 03:00PM
College of Southern Nevada, 3200 East Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, NV, US

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Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY, US

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'Round Midnight by Laura  McBride
"After reading McBride's first novel, We Are Called to Rise, I just knew I had to read her latest, 'Round Midnight. I love McBride's writing. Her characters resonate and really stick with me, each of their stories were heartbreaking, but also uplif..." Read more of this review »
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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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