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Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
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For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say.... show more
For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark.

But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived 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 heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens's debut novel 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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Format: kindle
ASIN: B078GD3DRG
Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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Kell's Reading Realm
Kell's Reading Realm rated it
5.0 Where the Crawdads Sing
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 ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 Halloween Bingo 2019: The Fourth Week
Reading blackout before the end of the first bingo month and two more completed bingos in week 4 for a total of three bingos so far -- if anybody had told me this going in, I'd have questioned their sanity. Not least because I had a major project to complete this month, which I knew was going to in...
 Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
4.5 4.5 Out Of 5 STARS for Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
FEATURING⇢ Surviving A Life Lived AloneComing Of AgeTwo Timelines in the '50s & '60sLiteraryMurder MysterySplash of RomanceWith Audio Performed by Cassandra Campbell LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE) MY RATING⇢ 4.5 STARS | GRADE A- MY THOUGHTS⇢ Everyone seems to be raving about this an...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Sing!
Seriously I got nothing to say that probably has not been said by thousands of people before me who finished this fantastic book. Owens hit on something here that I think a lot of readers long for. A very developed character and plot with some mystery elements in it with a totally blindsided ending ...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
3.0 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
An intriguing story, but the writing/storytelling isn't really up to par. While the nature descriptions are good, the dialogue can be stilted in places and the romance feels cliched. If the writing was water in a marsh, it would be too shallow to contain all the life in it. And it does contain a lot...
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