Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 22,091 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 Jalex78
    Wasn’t sure at first. My wife and I were looking for something to read together and she found this one with good reviews. It turned out to be a great story and I would recommend it. It’s has no problem pulling the reader in with great story telling!
  • Unforgettable

    By NovelThisErica
    One of the G.O.A.T
  • Up there with The Goldfinch

    By Brilliant...not
    Amazing, nuanced and murky...
  • Fabulous

    By 10-28-16
    I don't do a lot of fiction reading except for when I go on vacations. I love a book I can't put down. This one was incredible. Loved every minute of it. One of my favorite books ever.
  • Perfect.

    By Amber Ash
    Great and easy read.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By pedocorr
    Your senses tell you to continue reading .It fills you up and you are right there with story unfolding . Loved it ,Peter upstate New York.pedocorr
  • Weird

    By dpied
    It’s magical realism that isn’t magical.
  • Unforgettable

    By Freight Goddess
    I could not put this book down. I loved everything about it, and was sad when it was over. This one has been added to “my all time favorite books” list.
  • One of a kind novel for the nature loving soul

    By Sarah Maya
    Where the Crawdads Sing is without a doubt one of the most beautifully written novels I have ever read. The author bring you into a sacred time and place where nature and mankind embrace in harmony.
  • 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. 8.7/10