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 lifeuntil 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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Where the Crawdads Sing Reviews
The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list.
Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-up cities with infinite technology, that we often forget about the places where those civilizations blend into wilderness and where that wilderness blends into the sea. We forget about the life that happens outside of ...more
4.5 stars rounded up .
A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What she doesn’t understand is why they left her behind and neither could I. She remains pretty much alone since her father comes and goes until he doesn’t come back. It was gutting as she sits on the beach with the gull ...more
You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfortunately, I should have DNF'd this one when very early in the book, my eyes glazed over and I began skimming pages of descriptive writing. The author is a nature writer and those sections were undoubtably well-written. But I don ...more
Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by
Cassandra Campbell ....
Listening to this book was a ‘fantastic’ choice!!!
I plan to buy the physical book, too.
I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She’s a one-of-a-kind-author!!!
This book could easily become a modern classic!
The prose is so outstanding — gorgeous—
that the smells and visuals of the wildlife — made me feel as if I was there too.
— a world with no walls—
birds, nests, wate ...more
A brilliantly written, beautiful, and enigmatic novel. This is the most captivating book I've read this year and I am so glad to have picked it up.
The story follows Kya Clark , the "marsh girl", as she grows up on her own on the North Carolina coast. When the town's beloved Chase Andrews shows up dead, Kya becomes one of the suspects.
Although the mystery aspect of the novel is interesting, what really takes the novel to the next level is the author's prose and well-drawn character. I loved the ...more
” Dark and silent, late last night,
I think I might have heard the highway call
And geese in flight and dogs that bite
The signs that might be omens say
I'm goin', I'm goin'
I'm gone to Carolina in my mind
“With a holy host of others standin' around me
Still I'm on the dark side of the moon
And it seems like it goes on like this forever
You must forgive me, if I'm up and gone to
Carolina in my mind”
-- Carolina In My Mind, James Taylor, Songwriters: James Taylor
”The morning burned so August-hot, the mars ...more
When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too light. I thought the narration should be more gritter, hard-edged. After some time, I grew to enjoy the narration. I got sucked in and wanted to listen to more. In the end, I switched to the print. I was in a room with ...more
4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!!
Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read!
When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the departure of their matriarch, the Clark family slowly but surely vanishes into the marsh that will become the only family Kya will ever know. Her siblings leave shortly after her mother, leaving Kya alone with her father who ne ...more