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Up River by Wayne Coggins

A delightful account of life in the 50s and 60s in small town, America. Author Wayne Coggins shares his memories of growing up in a small logging town in Western Washington. For those of us who were children in those simpler days, this book evokes fond memories of our own.


2021 paperback 140 pages ISBN: 9781937849870

Reading Wayne Coggins' essays is a step back to an earlier time, where kids went out, had fun, found (and lost) love, made mistakes, worked hard, reflected on life's lessons, survived, and possibly thrived without the benefit of seat belts. I found myself listening to a friend, chatting for a rocking chair out front of Koop's Lyman Market, and reliving my own past. His stories do what the best stories do; they not only let the reader in on the life of the author, but help release the readers own inner stories, What joy!
- The Reverend Keith Axberg