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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. Delia 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.
Story Locale: North Carolina
RAVE REVIEWS: The novel has received rave reviews everywhere from The New York Times Book Review, People, EW, Real Simple, and Southern Living to CBS Sunday Morning and ABC's Strahan and Sarah, and has maintained a 4.8 star rating on am*z**. Readers love this book and now, two years out from our initial publication, and at the lower paperback price point, we have a real opportunity to reach a fresh audience.
ACCLAIMED AND BESTSELLING WILDLIFE WRITER: Delia Owens is not only a bestselling novelist, but an award-winning scientist and nonfiction writer. Owens was awarded the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and co-authored three previous bestselling nonfiction titles.
UNRIVALED FICTION DEBUT: Owens writes lush prose with echoes of Jesmyn Ward and Karen Russell, and it was Alexandra Fuller who told her she needed to get this amazing novel published! This novel has already resonated with book clubs around the world and will be a great fit for paperback readers.
INTERNATIONAL AND FILM EXCITEMENT: Crawdads has sold into 40 languages and counting, and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine are developing a feature film based on the novel.