Book Club with Garth!

Join us for the launch of our monthly book club meeting, moderated by local author Garth Stein.  Each month our selected title will be 20% off and all are welcome!

July's Selection :

We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride

Three lives are bound together by a split-second mistake, and a child’s fate hangs in the balance. Far from the neon lights of the Vegas strip, lives are about to collide. A middle-aged woman attempting to revive her marriage. A returning soldier waking up in a hospital bed 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. Told in four pitch-perfect voices, Laura McBride’s deeply moving debut shows what happens when the protective borders of our lives are suddenly smashed and how ordinary strangers can rise to the extraordinary challenge of caring for each other.


Garth Stein is the author of A Sudden Light, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Raven Stole the Moon, and How Evan Broke HIs Head and Other SecretsThe Art of Racing in the Rain has sold more than 4 million copies in 35 languages, and spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list.  It has inspired a Young Reader edition as well as a children’s picture book adaptation (2014), a stage adaptation by Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle, and is currently in development with Universal Studios for a major motion picture.

He is also co-founder of Seattle7Writers, a non-profit organization dedicated to energizing readers and writers and their communities by providing funding, programming, donations of free books to those in need, and generally inspiring enthusiasm for reading. 

We Are Called to Rise: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476738970
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 28th, 2015