2015 Nevada Reads

Author: 
Karen Wikander

Exciting news for the 2015 Nevada Reads! The surveys have been compiled, the votes tallied, and a book selection has been made.

Nevada Reads is the state's first "one read" program, with people from throughout Nevada reading a selected text and then coming together to discuss the work at lectures, book clubs, and various panel events.

The 2015 Nevada Reads novel is We Are Called to Rise, by Laura McBride, a writer and community college teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"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."

We Are Called to Rise, is one of Pop Sugar's Best Books of 2014, and on the must-read lists of Isabel Allende, Bustle, Vulture, Redbook, and the AARP. It was a #1 IndieNext pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers choice, and a BBC Simon Mayo Radio2 Book Club choice.

As soon as details are released about lectures, book club meetings, and assorted other Nevada Reads activities, we'll post them on the blog!

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