Thursday, June 20, 2019

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

WOW! No wonder this has been on the best seller list and has a long line of reserves at the Public Library.

I find that there is less of a waiting list if you request the audio version and I'm glad I did.  Got to hear the North Carolina dialects...  Great read for the summer.  The NC marsh isn't just a setting in this book, it's a character...

Go out and find a copy and enjoy!

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.