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Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

Crime / Mystery Relationship Stories Travel

Where the Crawdads Sing Synopsis

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 Celeste Ng, 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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Where the Crawdads Sing Press Reviews

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!" Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful." The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN: 9781472154668
Publication date: 12/12/2019
Publisher: Corsair an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781472154644
Publication date: 17/01/2019
Publisher: Corsair
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472154644
Publication date: 17th January 2019
Author: Delia Owens
Publisher: Corsair
Format: Hardback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Relationship Stories, Travel,
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About Delia Owens

Delia Owens (born ca. 1949) is an American author and zoologist. Her debut novel Where the Crawdads Sing topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 for several weeks. She also has written memoirs, Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna, with her then-husband, Mark, about their time studying animals in Africa.  She currently lives in Idaho. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.  

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