Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensFor 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.
Delia Owens, "Where The Crawdads Sing"
Where the Crawdads Sing
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens opens with a picture of a map and the discovery of a dead body in the marshes of North Carolina. I was intrigued immediately when I saw it in the bookstore, though I put off reading it for a while. I ended up picking this up from my local bookstore a few weeks ago, and hunkered down in the Starbucks across the street with a Juniper Latte in hand. For answers to stuff like, what is the meaning of the title of the book Where the Crawdads Sing? Or, who killed Chase Andrews? Or, did Kya kill Chase Andrews? Also, can crawdads really sing?
Where the Crawdads Sing is a novel by Delia Owens. The first timeline describes the life and adventures of a young girl named Kya as she grows up isolated in the marsh of North Carolina from — The second timeline follows a murder investigation of Chase Andrews, a local celebrity of Barkley Cove, a fictional coastal town of North Carolina. In , Catherine Danielle Clark nicknamed "Kya" watches her mother abandon her and her family. While Kya waits in vain for her return, she witnesses her older siblings, Missy, Murph, Mandy, and eventually Jodie, all leave as well, due to their Pa's drinking and physical abuse. After she is left alone with Pa, he temporarily stops drinking and teaches her to fish and gives her his knapsack to hold her collections of shells and feathers.