Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 7,040 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 Crawdad’s Sing

    By Law car
    Excellent Book!
  • Beautiful

    By Molly123B
    Best book I ever read!!!
  • Pure joy

    By 1943mikey
    The finest novel I’ve read in years, and I read a lot! Every word jumped off the page and touched the soul. A must read.
  • Loved It

    By Tank About It
    Owens writes beautifully, painting a picture in brilliant detail. This was a very fast read for me. Enjoyed every page.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Spaghetti & Meatballs
    A wonderfully sad tale of loneliness, abandonment and the will to live.
  • ខដថថថេវរងឋេខថងចថថចចរឹេដេេ

    By លដសសថខថររស
  • Just finished - now can someone close my open jaw ?!

    By cmrose24
    Had my attention from the beginning but what a thrill seeker!
  • Loved every word

    By inkybink
    I didn’t want it to end.
  • Truly Southern

    By MeMa Diane
    I loved the descriptions and the characters. My heart was immediately captured by Kya. The authors depiction of the South was perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
  • Sad

    By Steph887
    It was pretty much sad the entire book. Any shred of happiness was short-lived. The book goes into such detail I started skimming at times to just get through it. I kept reading thinking it would all come together but even the end left me disappointed.