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Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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    Aug 2018, 384 pages
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    Mar 2021, 400 pages

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Where the Crawdads Sing
I must say, I hate books that make me cry, but my book club wanted to read this one so I resolutely slogged into it expecting a deluge. There were some tears but mostly amazement at the book's descriptions (and the character's experience) of a tidal environment with all its diversity. The main character was much like me--I enjoyed her survival story, her struggle to overcome loneliness and rejection, and eventual maturation into an accomplished writer and artist. There's much to be said for a solitary life immersed in nature, but we usually associate this with men such as Emerson, Muir, Thoreau, etc., and not with women. This book shatters the myth and reveals the mysteries that women alone in wilderness can experience. However, I'm always disconcerted that stories about women leading unusual lives always need an explanation of how their childhoods led them "astray." I wish Crawdads had just started with the main character stepping into her boat and motoring off into an incredible adventure and a rich life.
Kate

Page Turner
Once you get your nose in this book you won’t want to close it! Get ready to sit back and put yourself in the time of a girl living in a marsh experiencing prejudices among the people in the local town.
Ruthee

I loved this book!
I really enjoyed this book. It had a heartwarming ending with a real twist along the way. Very clever story line. I am looking forward to more books by Delia Owens.
Calexander

Wonderful
Wonderful, coming of age story of a girl who goes through life bearing more than children should. A gripping tale of life in loneliness and how true grit prevails.
Windsong22

Absolutely, a priceless book
No matter what else is written in 2019 this will always be among my top three fiction books of the year. Through the eyes of Kya Clark, an abandoned child. Delia Owens gives a new perspective to the lowlands and this almost uninhabitable portion of North Carolina. At times i felt as I were floating through the marshes with Kya and seeing for the first time the intricacies of the aquatic life in the marshes. I loved the way the author drew analogies between the behavior of the townspeople toward Kya and the behavior of the insects in their respective habitats. Ms Owens has created a mystery, a love story, and a brilliant environmental study of the beautiful marshes of North Carolina neatly packaged in about 360 pages.
Shatonite

Nature book mystery
Story of an abandoned child that grew into a self-sufficient marsh girl/woman. Murder mystery - beautiful descriptions of the marsh.
Kathy

Highly recommend this book!
Loved this book! After the ending have to read it again!
Anl

Pleasant read
Loved it. Easy to read. Original plot. Well developed characters came across as believable people. In the time frame set, all the discriminatory thoughts and acts are believable and realistic. Yet the book is not judgemental not does it try to form the reader’s opinions, as I find in so much modern fiction. It also does not find “fault” or “blame” for the character’s situation. How refreshing to have a book where folks are troubled, yet find satisfaction with their situations in life. Although justice is vigilante, the reader is held to keep reading to find out the conclusion.
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