WFDD Book Club: "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
WFDD Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Saturday, August 10, 2pm
This month we are reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
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.
Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and many others. She currently lives in Idaho. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.
The WFDD Book Club meets quarterly at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro and at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem. Scuppernong Books offers a 10% discount on book club selections for WFDD Book Club readers. Bookmarks offers a 20% discount. Just let them know you're part of the club when you make your purchase. The WFDD Book Club also enjoys a partnership with the Guilford College Bryan Series. Each year, one or more of our book selections is a book by a Bryan Series speaker. The Bryan Series donates four tickets to see that speaker, which we raffle off to book club members.