Where the Crawdads SingBook - 2018
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Cedar Roe Library discussed this book on July 15, 2019.
JCLGladisO Dec 05, 2019
A coming of age story of abandonment, love, betrayal, and Murder. It is beautiful, sad and satisfying.
JCLHeatherM Nov 19, 2019
Delia Owen's debut fiction novel is a beautiful piece that challenges readers to look beyond the labels that we assign others in order to see the individual person. Gripping from start to finish, Owen spins multiple timelines together seamlessly to record a devastating incident and what led to th... Read More »
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JCLKariE Oct 18, 2019
One by one Kya's family leaves and never comes back. Abandoned and alone, Kya lives in the marsh of Barkley Cove, North Carolina. The birds, the water and sand are her only companions. One thoughtful man, his wife, and a boy who loves the marshes almost as much as Kya are her only connections to ... Read More »
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“She knew the years of isolation had altered her behavior until she was different from others, but it wasn't her fault she'd been alone. Most of what she knew, she'd learned from the wild. Nature had nurtured, tutored, and protected her when no one else would.”
“I wasn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could be so full.”
“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn’t know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land who caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still there, but deep. Kya laid her hand upon the breathing, wet earth, and the marsh became her mother.”
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