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 16,596 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

  • Amazing!!!!

    5
    By Abigail.Allison
    I read this book in a day and a half. It was amazing! Definitely recommend.
  • Engaging

    4
    By AspenWillow
    Good read right from the start. The author kept you wondering all the time if the young girl was the murderer. Must read to find out.
  • Where the Crawdads sing

    5
    By itschrisdoo7
    Downloaded the book to have something to read on my flight and I could not put it down! I read it everywhere until I was done. Amazing!!!
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    5
    By Lauraodt
    I loved this book! It kept me going from early on.
  • Love it!!!!!!!!!!!

    5
    By merav22
    The best book I ever read
  • Captivating

    5
    By shiloh_88
    You’ll feel the fabric and fiber of the marsh. You’ll hear the gulls and the mud squishing between your toes. She tells a real life story of love, loss and humanity using the backdrop of the tiny dramas playing out in nature every day. Finished it in two days! You’ll love it!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By Kittykat_1971
    I never write reviews, but had to for this amazing book. I read it in less than a day, I couldn’t put it down. I cried through the last quarter, and was ill prepared for the last chapter. The writing is phenomenal. Fantastic imagery, and characters you can’t help but fall in love with.
  • Wonderful book

    5
    By Jdjd11jid
    Beautifully written. One of the best books I have read in a long time!!!
  • Perfect Summer Reading Book

    5
    By haliesaint
    Captivating! Even though the book has ended I want more!
  • Review

    5
    By Stay Sanitary
    I bought the physical book having no idea what it was about and I looked every second of it. The statement is true were “I didn’t want it to end” is actually what I thought when I finished the book. 8.9 out 10