Where the Crawdads SingBook - 2018
PS3615.W447 W48 2018
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It starts out very descriptive, and really depressing, so I almost didn't keep reading. I'm glad I did because the story is captivating, lyrically written and keeps you guessing. Great book! (As many agree. 54 weeks on NYT Bestseller List.) -- Recommended by Katherine R.
A girl is abandoned by family and gorws up in the swamp -- Recommended by Sherry
September 2018 - “Romance, mystery, murder and it all takes place in the breathtaking backdrop of the South.”
Delia Owens’ lush debut is set in the marshy low country of North Carolina, where the storied “Marsh Girl” has lived for years in the wild. But when the world encroaches on her lonely life, she must decide what’s truly necessary for her own survival in this novel drenched in Southern drama.
“Where the Crawdads Sing is a stunning and beautiful novel that readers will want to simultaneously savor and devour with every luxurious word. You’ll hear the gulls cry on the beach through these pages, you’ll see the light flickering through the marsh trees, you’ll smell the homemade grits sizz... Read More »
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“She knew the years of isolation had altered her behavior until she was different from others, but it wasn't her fault she'd been alone. Most of what she knew, she'd learned from the wild. Nature had nurtured, tutored, and protected her when no one else would.”
“I wasn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could be so full.”
“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn’t know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land who caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still there, but deep. Kya laid her hand upon the breathing, wet earth, and the marsh became her mother.”
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