Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

Author: Delia Owens

  • Publication Date: 2018-08-14
  • Category: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 18,985 Ratings)


#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

"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle

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 Karen Russell, 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.


  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Esmeluc
    Thoroughly loved this book, so real...I swear I could smell marsh musk and feel the heat! Kudos....more, more,more!!

    By GirlinFL
    What a GREAT book! Loved every minute of it!!
  • Hreat

    By Era10s
    Love it
  • Where The Crawdads Sing

    By Rosey420710
    One of the best books I've ever read. From the syntax and imagery, to the meticulous detailing of nature. The 2 stories within flowed together like the water and sea, as so eloquently described within these pages.

    By NMWTX
    This is the best book I have read in years. I was sad when I finished and wanted more. You really get involved with the characters.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Dreamon1127
    My favorite book I’ve read in a long time.
  • Not much going for it

    By tersoc
    Don’t get how this book turned out to be a best seller. The characters were one dimensional and the story line is tedious at times. There could have been a better plot if the author developed the love between marsh girl and tate. And the twist at the very end was just weird.
  • Moving words and creativity

    Author painted such a beautiful picture in great words of detail, I highly recommend this read.
  • Extraordinary

    By petelx
    This extraordinary book, a first novel, takes your breath away. It is brilliantly written with a beautifully drawn main character that you feel from the first pages. The plot is captivating. What a talent!
  • Excellent read

    By Saraface415
    Loved this book. I could not put it down.