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                Ryan Coughlin, writer of "Right Handed Lefty" ... We all have baggage. Real friends help carry it.

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Right Handed Lefty

Posted by Ryan Coughlin on July 24, 2017 at 11:45 PM
It's happening. A book I started in 2014 (started over in 2015) will be published digitally on August 8th and on paperback a month or so after that. It's called Right Handed Lefty. Tagline: "We all have baggage. Real friends help you carry it." It's 1983 in Boscobel, Wisconsin, in the southwestern corner of the state, known as the Driftless Area. Ellis Sayre is different. He's a twelve year old orphaned Native American. His adoptive parents lost a son a few years ago and welcomed him to deal with their grief. While stealing day-old bread for a friend in need, Ellis and his two best friends--George and Mason--witness a murder by a local kingpin. Authorities disagree with their story. They call it made up. The boys are trapped, worried for their lives, sending them on a flight to Grandad Bluff in La Crosse, WI, along the Mississippi River. Two peripheral stories about Ellis Abbot--a World War II veteran, and Two Right Feet--an orphaned Native American during early 1800's, are entwined to unearth Ellis Sayre's roots. They combine to tell the truth.

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