Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,856 Ratings

Description

#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

"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle


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 Karen Russell, 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.

Reviews

  • Where the crawdads sing

    5
    By Janet Schlueter
    So excellent! I couldn’t put it down. Both the prose and poetry flowed together like the tide slipping through the sand. I loved this book!
  • Perfect

    5
    By cari.97
    Absolutely amazing book! I will be looking forward to recommending this to everyone!!!
  • Where the crawdads sing

    4
    By didioncape
    A beautifully written, haunting book...I didn’t want it to end.
  • Amazing !

    5
    By tiflev
    This book is absolutely amazing !
  • Fantastic Novel

    5
    By mkgsr
    One of the best novels I have read in a very long time! From the first page you are drawn in and don’t want to put the book down. I highly recommend this amazing & captivating story of heartbreak, love and loss.
  • Great Read

    5
    By HHWalley
    Couldn’t put this book down!
  • Still swirling around in my head

    4
    By hopeAfterAll
    I think I finished this book in the course of 24 to 36 hours (which isn’t usual) but definitely a sign of a good book. I wasn’t expecting it to stick in my head for the next several days like it has, though. Haunting, but in a good way. The characters were somewhat one-dimensional but the story and detailed descriptions of NC marsh and people of who called it home was intriguing with an ending that blends just the right amount of surprise and satisfaction. Highly recommend.
  • Wow!

    5
    By nanasfj40
    It’s 3:58 am. I started this when I went to bed and couldn’t put it down until I finished it.
  • Great book but a quick ending

    4
    By Misskutcha
    This was a great book. I read it in two days, couldn’t put it down but I feel like the ending wrapped up rather quickly.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    5
    By 11/22/63
    Outstanding