Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

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"Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735219090
0735219095
Branch Call Number: FICTION Owens 2018
F OWENS
Characteristics: 370 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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Atmospheric and lyrical like To Kill A Mockingbird.

Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Gi... Read More »


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Alpha_zzz
May 02, 2019

Never underestimate the power of a Marsh Girl!

This was a good story, but quite implausible. A 6 year old cannot survive on their own. They just can’t! Especially in Kya’s circumstances of isolation and lack of necessities. If you can get past that, and the fact that every family member, one by one, abandoned each other, then it is a very engaging story.

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ARIELJ4
Apr 08, 2019

Loved this book! Such a great narrative the whole way through and I swear I was hooked within the first 10 pages! Recommend this book to anyone I talk to that loves to read.

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