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Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens
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Publisher Description

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 18 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.”

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.

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.

4142 Reviews

Thumbs Up“I first listened to this book a couple of years ago and the way it captured my attention and drew me in still sits with me. I found myself in this writing in a way that I hadn’t found myself in writing before. I can understand the reasons people didn’t enjoy it, but for me it became such a part of me that I couldn’t help but love every part of it.”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveUnpredictableBeautiful settingComing of ageThought-provokingAbuseSexual assault
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Wow <3 when she learned to read. I’m in love with this story <3”
Characters change and growBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingUnpredictableBeautiful settingHeartbreakingRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I loved seeing and experiencing the world through Kya’s eyes. Such a beautiful narrator in an ugly world.”
Characters change and growBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingSuspenseful
Thumbs Up“The book wasn’t terrible but it was sooo slow”
Colorful personalitiesTragicBeautiful settingCreative settingDescriptiveSexual assaultSlow plot
Slightly Smiling Face“I cannot believe it took my this long to get to this book! I did like it, i loved the story. And wasn’t sure what to expect when i first started.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersLikable characters

About Delia Owens

Delia Owens is the coauthor of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa. She holds a BS in Zoology from the University of Georgia and a PhD in Animal Behavior from the University of California at Davis. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife, among many others. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.

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