Number-one New York Times best seller
A Reese’s Book Club + Hello Sunshine on Audible Pick
“I will be able to’t even express in words how much I love this book…the way it’s performed on Audible just took me right back to my long summers in Tennessee. This story has a special place in my heart – I did not want it to end.” (Reese Witherspoon)
“Painfully beautiful.” (The New York Times Book Review)
“Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver.” (Bustle)
How long are you able to offer protection to your heart?
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-referred to as Marsh Girl. But Kya isn’t 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 transform 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 conceivable murder. Owens reminds us that we are perpetually shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature helps to keep.