November 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm #5442
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.
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I will have to skip November and December, as I’m trying to get to some books in my TBR pile before 2019 and I know I don’t have time for these. This story sounds cool though.November 16, 2018 at 2:47 pm #5453
I don’t know that I’ll get to this one this month or even before the end of the year. I’m still trying to get caught up/make my book challenge for 2018. Plus it’s pretty popular at the moment as I think it was the October pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club (at my library there are 51 holds on the print edition,74 on the ebook and 18 on the audiobook). I like her picks, but I know that unless I buy it. I won’t be able to get the book for months from the library.November 16, 2018 at 5:35 pm #5455
I, too, don’t think I’ll get to it now. I have this on my wish list for gifts. I’m thinking early next year. I hope you pick something light and quick for December. LolDecember 5, 2018 at 9:46 am #5493
I enjoyed this book very much. When I got to the last third of the book, I couldn’t put it down. For a book so rich in detail, never once did I tire of it. The author did a great job of connecting the life of the marsh to Kya. Her life moving and changing with the tides. The way they wrote her loneliness truly came to life. I found myself really rooting for her.
The secondary characters woven into the novel were just as lovely – from Jumpin’ to the Gulls. The anchor they served in this young girl’s life was very well told.
The ending was unexpected. I’m not sure if I liked it or not. I really wanted her mother’s family to make an appearance in her time of need. I almost expected her father to make an appearance. And I was sad that Tate was left with a different impression of her in the end.
But still, great read! I want to own this book. There were so many passages I wanted to read and highlight. So I’ll be adding this one to my bookcase.
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