where the crawdads sing review

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where the crawdads sing book

“A painfully beautiful first novel that is both a murder mystery, an account of adulthood and a celebration of nature … Owens here roams the desolate swamps of the North Carolina coast across the eyes of an abandoned child. And in his isolation, this child makes us open our eyes to the secret wonders and dangers of his private world. “



where the crawdads sing book

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the coast of North Carolina. So, in late 1969, when the handsome Chase Andrews was found dead, the locals immediately suspected Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she survived alone for years in the swamp she calls home, finding friends in gulls and lessons in the sand. Then comes the moment when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from the city become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens up a new life – until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is both an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking tale of adulthood and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we have been, and that

where the crawdads sing summary

Also by Delia Owens
Title Page
PART 1 | The Marsh
1. Ma
2. Jodie
3. Chase
4. School
5. Investigation
6. A Boat and a Boy
7. The Fishing Season
8. Negative Data
9. Jumpin’
10. Just Grass in the Wind
11. Croker Sacks Full
12. Pennies and Grits
13. Feathers
14. Red Fibers
15. The Game
16. Reading
17. Crossing the Threshold

18. White Canoe
19. Something Going On
20. July 4
21. Coop

PART 2 | The Swamp
22. Same Tide
23. The Shell
24. The Fire Tower
25. A Visit from Patti Love
26. The Boat Ashore
27. Out Hog Mountain Road
28. The Shrimper
29. Seaweed
30. The Rips
31. A Book
32. Alibi
33. The Scar
34. Search the Shack
35. The Compass
36. To Trap a Fox
37. Gray Sharks
38. Sunday Justice
39. Chase by Chance
40. Cypress Cove
41. A Small Herd
42. A Cell
43. A Microscope
44. Cell Mate
45. Red Cap
46. King of the World
47. The Expert

48. A Trip
49. Disguises
50. The Journal
51. Waning Moon
52. Three Mountains Motel
53. Missing Link
54. Vice Versa
55. Grass Flowers
56. The Night Heron
57. The Firefly
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