Books & Culture

Weekend Reads: "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

Exploring the Depths of Isolation and Resilience in the North Carolina Marshes

Wilbur Greene
Nov 18, 2023
6 min read
"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. Photo by Caliendo.

"Where the Crawdads Sing" captures the heart with its stirring tale set in the wild marshes of North Carolina. This debut novel, blending a murder mystery with a coming-of-age narrative, invites readers into the reclusive world of Kya Clark, known to locals as the "Marsh Girl." Owens, a wildlife scientist, weaves her love of nature throughout the narrative, creating a vivid backdrop that is both a sanctuary and a character in its own right.

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