Howdy, fellow book nuts! I’m coming off a two-good-books-in-a-row high, and here I am to share my thoughts with the blogosphere. Let me tell you about this book, We Are Called to Rise. I loved this book so much I started a book club with the sole intention of making everyone in my neighborhood read it. I’ll let you know how our first meeting goes, and if everyone feels like I do about this baby.
We Are Called to Rise has earned a physical place on my bookshelves – which is no easy thing to do, these days. Seriously, our bookshelves right now are stacked 3 rows deep. I prefer to check my books out from the library, and if I like them a lot, I will buy a copy for my iPad over getting a physical copy. But this book was so good I utilized Amazon.com’s “1-click-to-buy” before I even really knew what was happening.
Synopsis: Three lives are bound together by a split-second mistake, and a child’s fate hangs in the balance.
What happens next will test—and restore—your faith in humanity.
Far from the neon lights of the Vegas strip, three lives are about to collide. A middle aged woman attempting to revive her marriage. A returning soldier waking up in a hospital with no memory of how he got there. A very brave eight-year-old immigrant boy.
This is a story about families—the ones we have and the ones we make. It’s a story about America today, where so many cultures and points of view collide and coexist. We Are Called to Rise challenges us to think about our responsibilities to each other and reminds us that no matter how cruel life can be in a given moment, it is ultimately beautiful to live, and live fully.
Oh, if it were a movie, I would probably rate it at PG-13. There is a some language and some violence (one character is an Iraqi War veteran, so most of it is related to his story.) There is also mention of an affair. Nothing was overtly graphic or over-the-top.