Where the Crawdads Sing by Owens, Delia
Where the Crawdads Sing: Reese's Book Club (a Novel) -- Delia Owens - Hardcover
Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing: Reese's Book Club (a Novel) -- Delia Owens - Hardcover

More than 12 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese's Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review

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.

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.

Author: Delia Owens
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Published: 08/14/2018
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780735219090

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 16
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 501715 / Where the Crawdads Sing

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2018
Publishers Weekly 06/18/2018
Booklist 07/01/2018 pg. 22
Shelf Awareness 08/14/2018

About the Author
Delia Owens is the coauthor of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa. She holds a BS in Zoology from the University of Georgia and a PhD in Animal Behavior from the University of California at Davis. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife, among many others. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.