Where the Crawdads Sing Deluxe Edition
Books | Fiction / Literary
A beautiful, deluxe edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller—with over 15 million copies sold—that will make the perfect holiday gift or treat for yourself. A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club PickA Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade“I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!”—Reese WitherspoonAt once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder, Where the Crawdads Sing has touched the hearts of millions of readers around the world, and this beautiful deluxe edition features: • new, personal note from the author • updated linen jacket with foil • foil-stamped case with cloth spine • four-color endpapers • premium interior stock • four-color map and newly colored interior illustrationsFor 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. Through Kya's story, 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.
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"My expectations were low as I read some negative reviews. I wanted to read it before the movie came out. I just LOVED it. It brought me out of my reading slump. I couldn’t put this book down. I found myself so invested in the story, in the characters and the subtle, not in your face ,mystery. The mystery just kind of hung out in the background, while I found myself immersed in the life and world of Kya. Don’t expect a thriller, it’s a story of strength, self reliance and survival. "
"The perfect story! Mystery, romance, coming of age, overcoming obstacles, finding oneself, beautiful descriptions. It has everything! Can’t wait to see it as a film. Hope they do it justice. "
"Alright, I started reading this book back when it was first put out and couldn’t remember why I didn’t finish it….until now. I don’t hate this book, but I decided to give it another shot because the movie is coming out soon, I will say I don’t think this book is worth the hype that it has received. I believe the only redeeming qualities that make this book not terrible come from the last five pages. "
"Everyone should read this at some point, I LOVED"