Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 16,214 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.


  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Kittykat_1971
    I never write reviews, but had to for this amazing book. I read it in less than a day, I couldn’t put it down. I cried through the last quarter, and was ill prepared for the last chapter. The writing is phenomenal. Fantastic imagery, and characters you can’t help but fall in love with.
  • Wonderful book

    By Jdjd11jid
    Beautifully written. One of the best books I have read in a long time!!!
  • Perfect Summer Reading Book

    By haliesaint
    Captivating! Even though the book has ended I want more!
  • Review

    By Stay Sanitary
    I bought the physical book having no idea what it was about and I looked every second of it. The statement is true were “I didn’t want it to end” is actually what I thought when I finished the book. 8.9 out 10

    By Summerlois93
    This was such a good book. Just read it! You won’t be dissatisfied.
  • I didn’t want it to end!

    By Pnvelasco
    Such a great read, I didn’t want the story to end! Delia does a great job in creating the scene and building the characters. Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down.
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  • Great novel

    By Keith Sk.
    One of the best novels that I have read. Well written and tender.
  • Incredible. This book resonates

    By Heartsong22
    Where the Crawdads Sing is a rare delight. Delia Owens has created a character who springs to life from the first pages. The reader grows with Kya as she explores her world of the marsh and takes small, tentative steps into a world that has rejected her. I haven’t read a book that reaches into my soul like this book has in years.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    My motherly instincts made me want to crawl into the pages of this book and hold and protect Kya. This was the best book I’ve read in a long time. I loved all the nature descriptions and the ending was perfect.