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Former Tupper Lake resident publishes 1st book

The cover of “The View from the Fishbowl,” a mystery by Elizabeth Crounse, who spent much of her adult life working in Tupper Lake. (Provided image)

Author Elizabeth Crounse, more commonly known in the North Country as Beth Hudson, has published her first book, “The View from the Fishbowl,” which illustrates the pace of life in a group home for the disabled.

Crounse lived in Tupper Lake for most of her adult life, and worked for most of her career at Sunmount DDSO in Tupper Lake.

She has worked with differently-abled individuals all around New York state until she retired to the capital district.

She used her time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to put her career experience and love of mystery novels to paper.

The main character in the book, JJ, was a typical teenager before a car accident robbed him of the use of his arms and legs.

His world has shrunk to just a little past what he can see from his bed in a group home. Abandoned by an alcoholic father, and deeply missing his departed mother, JJ makes the best of his simple life with his caregivers as his family and friends.

No one expects much from JJ, but when his roommate is in danger, JJ knows he has to become a hero to save his adopted family.

The View from the Fishbowl, printed by Purple Owl Publishing, is now available in paperback and e-book through Amazon.

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