IN STORE: Court Stevens, YA author of Last Girl Breathing, in conversation with Rea Frey

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome former Parnassus bookseller Court Stevens to celebrate the release of the YA novel Last Girl Breathing. Court will be in conversation with Rea Frey.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Monday, November 20th at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.)

About Last Girl Breathing

Eight years ago, tragedy struck. Eight years ago, Lucy Michaels's life changed forever. But under the surface of her small town lies a secret that could pull her under.

No one expected it to rain that much. But the rain kept coming, the dam broke, and lives were lost. Including five-year-old Clay Michaels, who was swept away in the floodwaters. Clay's sister, Lucy, has never forgiven herself for her little brother's death. She was supposed to hold on to him, to keep him from harm during that terrible night. She was supposed to protect him.

Now eight years later, seventeen-year-old Lucy is focused on two things: making the US Olympic air rifle team and protecting everyone in her life from any type of trauma. However, with graduation and the Olympics on the horizon, her world is once again shaken when tragedy strikes Grand Junction, and once more, Lucy is right in the middle of it.

Two of her closest friends have been hunted down in the nature preserve adjoining the town--the same plot of land where her younger brother died--and the fingers of suspicion are pointing everywhere in the community. The prime suspect? Lucy's ex-boyfriend. The more Lucy uncovers about the secrets of those around her, the more she realizes that she, too, is a target--and that now is the time to face her past if she wants to have a future.

About Court Stevens

Court Stevens grew up among rivers, cornfields, churches, and gossip in the small-town South. She is a former adjunct professor, youth minister, and Olympic torchbearer. These days she writes coming-of-truth fiction and is the director of Warren County Public Library in Kentucky. She has a pet whale named Herman, a bandsaw named Rex, and several novels with her name on the spine: We Were KingsThe June BoysFaking NormalThe Lies About Truth, the e-novella The Blue-Haired BoyDress Codes for Small Towns, and Four Three Two One. Find Court online at; Instagram: @quartland; Facebook: @CourtneyCStevens; Twitter: @quartland.

About Rea Frey

Rea Frey is the award-winning author of several domestic suspense, women's fiction, and nonfiction books. Known as a Book Doula, she helps other authors birth their books into the world. To learn more, visit

Event date: 
Monday, November 20, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Last Girl Breathing By Court Stevens Cover Image
ISBN: 9780840707109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Nelson - November 7th, 2023