Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 31,535 Ratings)

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 6 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"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

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.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By SieraSpice
    One of the best books I have ever read!
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    5
    By kateslick
    This was a quick read - I got through it while on my flights during a recent trip. The writing is majestic - the reader can see, feel, and smell the scene. I found my heart racing as I read! And my heart dropping at the thought of alligator heels. Read it!
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this read

    5
    By ChelsLeigh!
    Tore through it and had a most interesting book club conversation about society and how we care and treat children
  • One of the best books I’ve read in a long time

    5
    By eoggioni
    Could not put it down. Highly recommend!
  • Quicksand

    5
    By Greydon Westley
    Read this nonstop through the night and next day. That’s all you need to know.
  • Shooooketh.

    5
    By roseattack 1
    I am still in awe of this amazing, intricately written book. I could not put it down. A book about first loves, abandonment, rejection, a coming of age story of survival and perseverance...not to mention an edge of your seat who-dun-it courtroom drama! The author’s imagery and of the marsh and emotions, intertwined, will have you turning the page to “feel” a little more.
  • Overhyped

    3
    By Rind1389
    Very pleasant book and it was nice to read to wind down my day. But I can’t say I understand the hype around it. The story is average and at times drawn out. The prose is well-written but I wasn’t blown away. At the end of the day, I enjoyed reading the story and I can certainly see the author’s talent but I can’t say it’s a remarkably memorable novel or anywhere near my top picks.
  • All time great read!!!

    5
    By mammadi8
    Fall in love with Kya and her beloved marsh. See the world thru the eyes of an abandoned 6 year old whose only friends are the sea gulls she feeds. Experience her isolation as she grows up with no contact until she starts attracting the attention of local boys and the trouble it brings. This book will draw you right in until you can’t put it down!
  • An excellent read

    5
    By Gingerella*
    Loved this book. Highly recommend!
  • Amazing

    5
    By pink dreams
    Lovely story. Highly recommend.

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