The New York Times bestselling, Where the Crawdads Sing, novel by Delia Owens climbed it was to number one on the bestsellers list on January 26. Reese Witherspoon helped the book to the top when she picked it for her book club, Hello Sunshine, in September 2018, just one month after the book was published. So far, more than 4.1 million copies of the book have been sold. Where the Crawdads Sing was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Historical Fiction and the First Novel by an American Author award. Author Delia Owens has published many nonfiction internationally bestselling books about her life in Africa as a wildlife scientist. She has a PhD in Animal Behavior and a BS in Zoology. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife.
This book takes you to another world while reading it. You get engrossed and can’t put down. It has mystery, heart ache, science, and so much more. Where the Crawdads Sing, transports you to the world Kya lives in with imagery and diction with the accents and ways of speaking. I highly recommend this novel, I loved it so much. It showed so much emotion. I would read it 1,000 times again. I couldn’t put it down. The beginning is slow but once you get past that, it is impossible to put down.
Where the Crawdads Sing begins in 1952 She wakes to see her Ma walking down the dusty path in her fake alligator skin shoes and suitcase. She waits and waits for her Ma as the rest of her family disappears, leaving only her abusive father and her. They survive off of her Pa’s Army pension. She sees a different side of her Pa. Until a letter comes to the marsh shack and makes her father turn to the bottle again. She is forced to take up odd jobs to survive. She is able to survive the isolation with her only friend. Life goes on until Chase Andrews is found dead in the marsh. All eyes turn to the feral Marsh girl. Did she murder Chase or was it just a freak accident? Find out in Where the Crawdads Sing.