Where the Crawdads Sing
G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: August 14, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
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
In Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia 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.
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