Book Title: Live Like Line / Love Like Ellyn
Publisher: Ice Cube Press. LLC
Author: Bill Hoeft
During August, 2011, Ernie, Ellyn, Gregg, and Catharine Found are hit by heartbreak and tragedy. Seventeen-year old Caroline Found, aka Line, doesn t survive a moped accident. Twelve days later Ellyn Found loses her battle with cancer. They are not the only ones mourning. Caroline was a much beloved student at her high school and the captain of a volleyball team set to win its second state title. Missing both their team leader and the encouragement of their team mom, Ellyn Found, they can barely survive practice. Thoughts of another state championship feel entirely impossible.
Is it possible for good to emerge from bad? This is a deep look into a raw, heartbreaking story of loss. From losing Caroline and Ellyn, to an unforgettable state tournament, Live Like Line explores the full powers of community, family, team, love, faith, friendship, and life.
All of us have, or someday will, deal with grief, it is never easy. For many it can seem insurmountable, but as well-known author Jim Harrison once wrote, It only gradually occurred to me that our wounds are far less unique than our cures. This quote captures precisely what author Bill Hoeft comes to believe and discover. He reaches out to the Found family to research, study, explore, interview, and discovers a whole community.