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Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 33,204 Ratings


More than 6 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine 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.


  • Excellent Read!

    I had started reading this over a year ago and couldn’t get into it at the time. I am so glad I picked it up again! Such a well written book and the writing is top notch. I grew up in California and have never been around marshlands but now I feel like I have. The story itself is quite good. I can see why It may be made into a movie.
  • Love

    By DaynaSchaffer
    Beautifully written.
  • Love it!

    By mize, ms
    Oh my word! This book is so awesome.
  • Best book I’ve read all year

    By cbaymiller
    Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Fantastic story.
  • Really a great book

    By VLH171
    So well written. Great story line. Highly recommend
  • One of the best books I have ever read

    By AnmaCann
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By breannak436
    This was a most excellent read. I could not put the book down, I was intrigued through every page. I would reccomend this to any genre reader because it’s just SO good.
  • Best book i’ve read in a very long time!!

    By ratclifftmr
    I could not stop reading once i started!! I loved this book so much. I wish it just kept going!
  • new favorites of all time

    By Jordanhegedus1290
    beautiful story .. captivating from start to finish. i loved the writing style - it really created an emotional connection. one of my new favorites of all time!
  • couldn't put it down!

    By aboring22
    i'd heard of the book through friends, and recently a friend let me borrow it. i finally got a chance to start reading it today annnnd finished it all today! it was beautifully written and so captivating. she kept the chapters short, which for me, makes reading so much easier. this needs to be a movie.