Where the Crawdads Sing

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Author(s): Delia Owens
Awards:2019-Best First Novel-Nominee-Edgar Award,
New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: DD45483
Released: Apr 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593105412
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 7 million copies sold worldwide 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.

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Where the Crawdads Sing
Product Number: BX00120564
Product Number:Z100132442
Product Number:DD45483

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Author(s): Delia Owens
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number Z100132442
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525640394
eBook
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Author(s): Delia Owens
Product Number EB00716946
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9780735219113

Professional reviews

"Narrator Cassandra Campbell serves up a bushel of Carolina accents in this debut novel by nature writer Delia Owens. Campbell's accents give the mix of classes and regions in the story the same realistic detail Owens provides for the marsh. Kya, a girl abandoned by her family in the isolated marshes of North Carolina, comes of age with little social contact in the 1950s and '60s. Campbell gives us her story in a reverent documentary tone that does justice to the rich descriptions of the natural world that nurtures and fascinates Kya. This story is interspersed with the 1969 murder of the town golden boy, Chase Andrews. The investigation and trial unfurl slowly with a more reportorial tone. Prepare to be enchanted and haunted. S.T.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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