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I usually read stories that have a definite ending or at least I have a good feel for where it's going by the end.
Arthur Powers, a Harvard lawyer, spent a great part of his adult life living a simple lifestyle as a Catholic Lay Worker in Brazil.
The characters of these stories haunted this reader as each tale wove a person of depth, and profound uniqueness.
Suppose a young man is shot during a gunfight and paralyzed from the neck down. And suppose you're an Evangelical pastor who has a gift of healing. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Elma Schemenauer
Arthur Powers is one of those authors who could write just about anything, and I'd be enthralled. "A Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands" is certainly... Read morePublished 25 days ago by MysteryAuthor
I am thrilled that the author wrote stories of the 'cerrado', an area i know well. His understanding of the harsh landscape, compassion for the people who inhabit the 'cerrado',... Read morePublished 25 days ago by M. Nascimento
I love to read books about different cultures and people. I enjoy learning about the differences and similarities I share with them. This collection of short stories is varied. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Melanie
A Hero for the People by Arthur Powers is a quiet collection of short stories about the Brazilian backlands that examine faith and perseverance among people who were downtrodden... Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Agusto-Cox
A Hero For the People turned out to be not at all what I was expecting from this story collection, but really glad that I got a chance to read them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephanie
I've read plenty of short story collections, and I have to admit that this is seriously the best collection I've read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Svetlana
What a great book! I really enjoyed the short stories. I was surprised by this sense I tend to stay away from books that are not novels. Read morePublished 4 months ago by booknerd
Arthur Powers’ experiences while living in Brazil seep into his short stories such the descriptions of brightly painted shacks, savvy street vendors and shady samba schools in the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Don Mulcare