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The characters of these stories haunted this reader as each tale wove a person of depth, and profound uniqueness.
Arthur Powers, a Harvard lawyer, spent a great part of his adult life living a simple lifestyle as a Catholic Lay Worker in Brazil.
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.
I lived in Brazil and knew Arthur Powers well while we were both members of the Peace Corps. He is one of the brightest people I know. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph P. Abravaya
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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 months ago by booknerd