LINCOLN AUTHOR ELLIE Bryant’s latest novel, “The Cowboy Code,” is set in a fictional Virginia town that is similar in appearance to her neighboring town of Bristol. The book will be
released this Thursday.
LINCOLN — Louella Bryant’s new novel, “The Cowboy Code,” took 20 years to complete — in part because she didn’t want to write it in the first place.
“It has taken every iota of courage within me to allow this book to be published,” the author and Lincoln selectboard member told the Independent.
Bryant’s coming-of-age tale, which will be released on Aug. 8, touches on issues of race, alcoholism, same-sex love and southern culture.
“It’s not for the faint of heart,” she said.
The novel tells the story of Bobbie Grey, a 14-year-old girl growing up in the fictional mill town of Pine Cliff, Va.,...