THE FEATHERED BONE
“Feathers—no matter what size or shape or color—are all the same, if you think about them. They're soft. Delicate. But the secret thing about feathers is . . . they are very strong.” In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter’s sixth grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween. And then her worst fears come true. Her daughter’s best friend, Sarah, disappears amid the magic and revelry—gone, without a trace.
Unable to cope with her guilt, Amanda’s daughter sinks in depression. And Amanda’s husband turns destructive as he watches his family succumb to grief. Before long, Amanda’s whole world has collapsed.
Amanda knows she has to save herself before it’s too late. As she continues to search for Sarah, she embarks on a personal journey, seeking hope and purpose in the wake of so much tragedy and loss.
Set amidst the murky parishes of rural Louisiana and told through the eyes of two women who confront the darkest corners of humanity with quiet and unbreakable faith, The Feathered Bone is Julie Cantrell’s master portrait of love in a fallen world.
This is a sobering read, but a necessary one, I think. Hard-hitting. Intensely raw. Difficult to absorb. At times I needed a break but I couldn't take my eyes off the page. I read The Feathered Bone cover to cover into the wee hours of the morning. Now my heart feels bruised but I am filled with a sense of peace as well. That's because Cantrell's powerful storytelling illustrates the beauty faith brings even during the darkest times. There is a lyrical quality to her voice that weaves light through the dark until hope emerges triumphant at the end.
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