Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

Author: Delia Owens

  • Publication Date: 2018-08-14
  • Category: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 499 Ratings)


#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

"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle

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.


  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By fpp221
    An outstanding read! It just went to the top of my most favorite books. Hard to believe this was Delia’s first novel. Please do another soon.
  • Where the Crawdad’s Sing

    By Law car
    Beautifully written, with an ending I hoped for!
  • SEK

    By Kingsdw1961
    Beautifully written. I fell in love with this book. This is one I’ll read again and again. Such a sweet, haunting story. Thank you!
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Roanoke foodie
    The Ocean, The South and Small Towns have always enchanted me, this book has too! What a Joy!
  • Where The Crawdads Sing

    By Quonnie60
    Wonderful story. So well written that it takes you visually into the marsh of the Carolinas. I couldn’t put it down. And the ending just made me smile.
  • Well-written

    By jenniferr.0991
    Owens’ writing is beautiful, and caught my interest immediately. A slower written novel, it brings in the feel of Kya’s life in the marsh. I would recommend to people who like sadder stories.
  • Amazing!!

    By Deej1367
    Couldn’t put this one down. Beautifully written!
  • Hard to put down

    By lynnmh59
    One of the best books I’ve read this summer. Well written.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Tykesma
    I could hardly put it down. What a beautiful and heart wrenching story. My heart went out to this lonely child and what she endured. The final pages were captivating as they were touching my soul.
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