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Cara Brookins

Dear Librarians,

My four kids and I live in a house we built with our own hands. But since my real jobs have been as a computer programmer and an author, you'd probably never guess we became a construction crew. We built our house because we needed a place to live after leaving a terrible domestic violence situation. And we built it because we needed a big impossible project to rebuild our family. Of course we knew it would be difficult, but we never imagined that mixing mortar in a wheelbarrow and mixing our past trauma with future dreams would knock us even lower before it lifted us up.

What does it look like when four kids and a mom build a 3500 square foot house? Read RISE: HOW A HOUSE BUILT A FAMILY.

Kirkus calls RISE, "Uplifting...an inspiring memoir of absolute determination." John Grogan, author of Marley and Me says, "You will be enlightened. You will be inspired." And Publishers Weekly calls RISEĀ "A tough, honest memoir. Brookins deftly narrates the extreme learning curve her family experienced while putting a family back together again."

Cara Brookins
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Rise / Cara Brookins / St. Martin's Press / Hardcover

Price: $25.99 / ISBN: 978-1250095664 / Published: January, 2017
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