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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing


Book Overview: Where the Crawdads Sing

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.

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PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date2021
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Delia Owens is an American author best known for her debut novel, "Where the Crawdads Sing," which has become a New York Times Best Seller. Born in 1949, Owens grew up exploring the natural world around her home in Georgia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from The University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from The University of California. Before venturing into fiction, Owens co-authored several internationally acclaimed nature books. Her work, both fiction and non-fiction, reflects her background as a wildlife scientist and her deep connection to nature.

1 review for Where the Crawdads Sing

  1. Matt Grandbois

    Where the Crawdads Sing is a remarkable novel that simply mesmerizes with its beauty. Delia Owens weaves a spellbinding tale of resilience and determination set against the rich, evocative backdrop of North Carolina's coastal marsh. Her central character, Kya, is memorable and beautifully rendered. The story dexterously incorporates elements of mystery, coming-of-age narrative, and a celebration of nature - all entwined in one. Owen's language is lush and descriptive, making the marshlands and its inhabitants come alive in vivid detail. This book is an intimate and atmospheric exploration of human nature, a tender portrayal of loneliness and survival that tugs at your heartstrings. It's a novel that deserves all the accolades it has been receiving. Truly a powerful and evocative read.

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