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Where the Crawdads Sing

2018 . Fiction, Mystery, Romance . Delia Owens

8.2

Everyone

About the book

4.5/5.0

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Pages:

384

ISBN:

0735219117 (ISBN13: 9780735219113)

Reviews

Harrison Johnston

3 weeks ago

9

The environment is written beautifully. The emotion is strong. The characters are lovable and complex. The story is gripping.

Ronni Morrison

2 months ago

9

Loved this book!

Henry Melzer

3 months ago

6

I had a hard time finishing this book. The environmental aspect of Where the Crawdads Sing is beautiful, but the story feels too familiar to keep me interested in.

Brittni Blouin

5 months ago

10

I absolutely loved this book!! It's a story about abandonment, love, betrayal, prejudice and murder. The author does a fantastic job to paint a picture in your head with her words describing the culture, accents and nature. I was hooked! A must read!!

Hello Sunshine Book Club

10 months ago

10

Sept ’18 - “Romance, mystery, murder and it all takes place in the breathtaking backdrop of the South.” - Reese Witherspoon

Yasmin Opstrup

1 week ago

10

Suzanne Collins

1 week ago

7

Israa Chabane Holcroft

2 weeks ago

10

Kim Zavesky

2 weeks ago

9

Bridget McIntyre

2 weeks ago

4

Josefine Roth

3 weeks ago

10

Trine Hagen

4 weeks ago

8

Noodle R

1 month ago

9

Emma Rasmussen

1 month ago

3

Emily Hopkins

1 month ago

8