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Where the Crawdads Sing

2018 . Fiction, Mystery, Romance . Delia Owens

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Everyone

About the book

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For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her. But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life's lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world–until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a profound coming of age story and haunting mystery. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the child within us, while also subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. The story asks how isolation influences the behavior of a young woman, who like all of us, has the genetic propensity to belong to a group. The clues to the mystery are brushed into the lush habitat and natural histories of its wild creatures.

Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Pages:

384

ISBN:

0735219117 (ISBN13: 9780735219113)

Reviews

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Melinda Andrade

1 week ago

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Read this and also listed to it in audible. Loved both!

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Mie Skjodt image

1 month ago

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This book made me laugh, cry, smile, get angry, and feel sorry - all within the first 50 pages of the book. I took me through all the emotions and is the best fiction I have read in 2020. Highly recommended.

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Annie Spencer

1 month ago

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Such a beautifully written book, v vivid descriptions that transport the reader. 3 parts to the plot where the book is a part survival, coming of age & murder mystery. Left with a few questions on the ending which is why not rating a 10, but overall I loved it

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Linda Lasorsa

1 month ago

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Engaging story about a young girl growing up in the Carolina’s marshland. The kind of book that stays with you after you’ve finished.

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1 month ago

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In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

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Harrison Johnston

2 months ago

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

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Ronni Morrison

4 months ago

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Loved this book!

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Henry Melzer

6 months ago

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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.

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Brittni Blouin

7 months ago

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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!!

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1 year ago

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

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14 hours ago

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Abhishek Singh

3 days ago

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