Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

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 For years, rumors of the ?Marsh Girl? have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in l...

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Title:Where the Crawdads Sing
Author:Delia Owens
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Where the Crawdads Sing
ISBN13
9780735219113
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:325 pages pages

Where the Crawdads Sing Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jun 19, 2018
    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...
  • JanB
    Oct 10, 2018
    You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfortunately, I sh...
  • Elyse Walters
    Sep 09, 2018
    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Oct 14, 2018
    I wadn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could hold so much. Yes, I'm aware that I'm sharing the very same quote that my bestie used for this book. But if a quote ever applied to a book...it's that one for this book. The story follows the "Swamp girl...
  • Annet
    Feb 06, 2019
    Lovely poetic and still book. Full of atmosphere. Great story. Great writing. Beauty poems in the book illustrating the story, enchanting. Sort of surprise ending (or not....) 4 stars plus. Wow.... many recommended this book already and I would recommend it too. As usual, for those ...
  • Dem
    Aug 25, 2018
    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...
  • Dianne
    Sep 02, 2018
    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...
  • Book of Secrets
    Jul 30, 2018
    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...
  • Liz
    Jan 09, 2019
    I can?t get over how perfect this book is. The writing grabbed me from literally the first page and kept me entranced. And the story! How can your heart not help but ache for Kya? First her mother leaves, then her siblings, even her ne?er do well father. Left to her own devices b...
  • Diane S ☔
    Aug 03, 2018
    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...
  • Susanne Strong
    Jan 23, 2019
    4 Stars. A Haunting Tale of Resilience, Strength and Survival. The soul aches with the hardship and loneliness that permeates throughout much of ?Where the Crawdads Sing.? If you?ve ever known what it feels like to be truly alone, this is a novel that will tear at you. ...
  • Angela M
    Aug 03, 2018
    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Sep 23, 2018
    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...
  • Debra
    Sep 11, 2018
    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...
  • Julie
    Nov 19, 2018
    Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a 2018 G.P. Putnam's Sons publication. One part mystery, one part legal drama, one part coming of age story, and one part love story- equals a full heartrending poignant tale that will leave you gasping for air. Barkley Cove, North Caroli...
  • PorshaJo
    Sep 23, 2018
    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...
  • Larry H
    Dec 04, 2018
    It seemed like everyone had read this one already and couldn't stop raving about it. For some reason, despite all the hype, I just wasn't sure about this one?I thought it was going to be like the Jodie Foster movie Nell , about a feral girl alone in the woods who speaks her own lang...
  • Karen
    Aug 16, 2018
    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Oct 06, 2018
    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Aug 11, 2018
    ***I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS BOOK MAKING THE #1 SPOT ON THE NYT Bestseller list, I knew this would be a winner*** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Oct 08, 2018
    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Aug 18, 2018
    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...
  • Jen
    Dec 21, 2018
    Wild thing. You make my heart sing. You make everything.... This had me singing just like the crawdads do. A compelling coming of age story of a 7 year old girl, Kya, who grows up in a marsh in North Carolina. Abandoned and alone, as one by one, her mama, siblings and finally her dea...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 13, 2018
    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...
  • Paromjit
    Dec 27, 2018
    This is an incredibly beautiful novel from Delia Owens, totally immersive, an ode to the natural environment and the marshes in particular. Catherine Danielle Clark, aka Kya, is 6 years old when her mother leaves their shack in the remote wilderness of the North Carolina coastal marshe...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Sep 24, 2018
    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Sep 17, 2018
    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let my expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...
  • Katie B
    Jun 26, 2018
    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Sep 28, 2018
    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...
  • Kylie D
    Feb 08, 2019
    Deeply moving and poignant, Where The Crawdads Sings is a coming of age tale like no other. Abandoned by her family as a small child, and shunned by society, Kya, the so-called 'Marsh Girl' grows up on her own on the fringes of society. With few friends, she gets by with the company of...