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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
Genre: Adult Literature & Fiction
Length: 384 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 12 minutes
First Published: 2018
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.
Quotes from Where the Crawdads Sing
“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”
“I wasn’t aware that words could hold so much. I didn’t know a sentence could be so full.”
“Time ensures children never know their parents young.”
“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”
“Faces change with life’s toll, but eyes remain a window to what was…”
About Delia Owens
Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and many others. She currently lives in Idaho. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel. Visit the author’s website →