The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell - 527 pages
Before Katrina, in New Orleans, there is a field trip of 12 year olds. One girl disappears and becomes part of a prostitution ring. This story is full of one tragedy after another and how Amanda, a social worker, gets through it. The depression and grief are staggering for her and others connected to her. The story moves along well and I enjoyed this author very much.