Author(s): Delia Owens
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
"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.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, 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.
This book has become a new favourite. An ode to the natural world, as well as a whodunit and at its heart is the 'Marsh Girl' Kya who is abandoned by everyone she knows and who finds her solace, home and family in the birds and marshlands that surround her. Two very different men are captivated by her wild beauty and as she comes of age, she discovers love and devastating loss. When handsome town favourite Chase Andrews is found dead in the marsh, the town turns its suspicious eyes on Kya, the solitary and elusive woman who avoids the townsfolk. But Kya has her own reasons for hiding and not trusting people. A novel of loss, prejudice, nature's secrets and lessons, the complexities of the human heart, loneliness, fear and beauty. The writing is poetic and emotive, the story a work of art. Jemma
NY Times Bestseller