Sister of Sorrows

Excellent story!! Hard to put it down once you start reading it.

About The Book

A Tumultuous and Remarkable Journey Through Life, Love, and Lost in the Wilds of Southern Louisiana

When Frank Hayden learns he has a long-lost sister, doors open to the past and a slew of buried memories in the swamplands of Southern Louisiana. The story contains shocking details of a child conceived by a renowned clergy member and released to secret adoption, Byzantine laws of sexist property possession, flash floods of urgent proportions, monumental counterfeiting schemes, and a college football tailback nearly as famous as God. Some of the names and events in Henry Ball’s novel, Sister of Sorrows, have been changed to protect the innocent, and maybe some were guilty, too.

Sister of Sorrows also tells the untold story of America’s most notorious counterfeiting scheme. In 1983, the FBI arrested Louisiana’s greatest hero, Billy Cannon. While Frank’s Dad, Beck Hayden, a co-conspirator in the scheme escapes arrest, Billy is forced to face the music and it has far-reaching consequences for his whole family. Ultimately Billy crawls then climbs back to respectability—decades after he had been coined a “Counterfeit Hero“ by Sports Illustrated, Louisiana celebrates “The Redemption of Billy Cannon” (ESPN – Outside the Lines).

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Henry Ball

About the Author

Henry Ball was born and raised in Baton Rouge, La. Raised primarily by his indefatigable mother, Dolores Ellen Boone. Though they both faced abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father, and many adversities, Dolores taught Henry to be resilient and resourceful, have a strong work ethic, and to face life with courage, and compassion. He would use these attributes, along with the lessons of life’s experience and a found faith to become a productive citizen, a successful businessman, a loving husband, and a determined father. Sister of Sorrows is Henry’s literary debut, the sequel, Sons of Sorrow, a fictional portrayal of his own transformational journey from a broken home and tumultuous upbringing to a productive and meaningful life is coming soon.

Sister of Sorrows

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