Livingston Parish Reads Together

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Livingston Parish Reads: The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell

Livingston Parish Library is proud to announce the first-ever Livingston Parish Reads Together, a year-long community-wide event featuring highly-anticipated novel The Feathered Bone by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Cantrell. The book, set in Livingston Parish, is a portrait of two women forced to confront their deepest fears.

“We are encouraging the community to come together to read the book and discuss it with your neighbors,” Head of Adult Services Sarah Colombo says. “The book is set in Livingston Parish, and it was written by a Livingston Parish author, which is exciting. We thought it would spark the interest of the community to read a book set right here.”

Livingston Parish Library will also host a variety of events related to The Feathered Bone throughout the year, including themes such as Hurricane Katrina, marriage, human trafficking, faith, religion, and Louisiana landmarks. All library book clubs will read The Feathered Bone as their selection in October, and Cantrell is slated as the keynote speaker at the 2016 Livingston Parish Book Festival.

“I hope readers close the book having completed an intense emotional journey that enables them to grow emotionally and spiritually,” Cantrell said in an interview with eNewsletter Shelf Awareness upon the book’s release in January. “I hope it expands their compassion and empathy while inspiring them to see the world from a different point of view. And I hope it helps readers who are “enslaved” in emotionally and/or physically abusive situations to remember their own truth: that we are all here to love and to be loved.”

Copies of The Feathered Bone are now available for checkout in book, audiobook, and eBook format through our 3M app. The book is also available for purchase at Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs.