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I really enjoyed the collection of short stories and found it to be very informative and moving.
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.
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 5 days 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 11 days 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 26 days 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 28 days 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 4 months ago by Don Mulcare
Arthur has compiled a great collection of short stories. His narrative is down to earth and personable. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Van Valkenburgh
Having recently completed Arthur Powers’ book “Hero for the People: Stories of the Brazilian Backlands”, I felt compelled to write this review because of how much I enjoyed his... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Craig Baranowski
A collection of short stories that transported me into the depths of Brazil, but also led me to explore questions in contemporary society and my own life. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Caren Addis
I have never been to Brazil, but Arthur Powers' words bring it fully to life for me. There are those of us who write, and then there are masters of prose, artists who paint with... Read morePublished 13 months ago by E. A. Hara