Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Where the Crawdads Sing book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,672 Ratings)

Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

#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.

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User reviews about this book

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By [Lolly]
    A definite must Read!!!
  • Couldn’t Put it Down!

    By Lezavb
    This book is an amazing read...I totally exhaled it within 24hours! Would ❤️❤️❤️ to see it on the big screen as it is an enchanting BIG story!
  • Brilliant & Beautiful

    By Jkjr1961
    I can’t stop thinking about this book days after finishing it. I felt like I was there & hated to see it end. Brilliant author!!
  • Very well written

    By sadlyit
    This book has become one of my favorite. Owens crisp prose seems more poetry than not. I would read for the writing alone. “The marsh did not confine them but defined them and, like any sacred ground, kept their secrets deep.”
  • I could NOT put this book down

    By Texmarvic
    I haven’t felt pulled into a book like this in a long time. I didn’t want it to end! I could relate to the Marsh Girl and her love for the marsh and all living things in it. Beautiful! Very moving. I even cried while reading it and I don’t cry easily.
  • Excellent!!

    By bsmith587
    I thorough enjoyed this book. The emotions, the imagery. Just fantastic.
  • Absolutely beautiful

    By ctdowd
    Stunningly written- tragic from beginning to end, but beyond touching. Highly recommend
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By smellnature
    Beautiful book, I felt like I knew her,Kyra. Pure Soul,I wish I had known her. I cried at the end of this book. For her & for how easy it is for people to turn there back. Her love of the marsh makes me want to go and I will see the beauty in the wildlife because of this book. Thank you and I look forward to ready all your books.. Sincerly,Debra Wheeler
  • An incredible and beautiful book

    By Handakina
    Wow. Breathtaking. You get lost in the beauty of the writing which only makes the story more remarkable. Please, please do not let this be your one and only novel!
  • Where the crawdads sing

    By oahubrooke
    Such a beautiful story. I cried many times throughout the book. I didn’t want it to end. I already want to read it again.

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