#1 New York Times Bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
"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.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, 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.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 01 / 2020
- 126 x 198mm
Kya is a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, the entire town surrounding her and what ultimately feels like life itself. She befriends Jumping and his wife mabel as well as two boys, Tate, who teaches her to read, shows her acceptance and happiness and the other boy, Chase brings her hope of a future until her is found dead. Kya is the main suspect, did she do it? - Fabiola (QBD)
At once a murder mystery and exploration of the marsh in North Carolina during the 1960s, Where the Crawdads Sing is this year's must-read. I absolutely adored this book, and loved Kya's strength and determination after being abandoned in the marsh at the age of 7.
Be swept away by the characters and the landscape that will hide all of your secrets. - Jackie (QBD)
Feel transported to the North Carolina marshlands. Kya is abandoned by her family at just six years old. Left to fend for herself, Kya, demonstrates strength and perseverence despite such difficult circumstances. The writing is so beautiful. One of those books where you forget your reading and just get lost in a new world. - Orah (QBD)