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Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa—Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife, among many others. She currently lives in Idaho, where she continues her support for the people and wildlife of Zambia. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.

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Average rating: 4.53 · 163,453 ratings · 19,341 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Where the Crawdads Sing

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
"The Marsh Girl is believed to be a feral woman who lives amongst the marsh creatures. In reality, the Marsh Girl is Kya Clark, a girl who was given such a poor lot as a child, yet still managed to grow into an intelligent, motivated woman. Still,..." Read more of this review »
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"4.5 stars. Well, this book sort of ruined me for a little while.  It's been a while since I've read a book that I have been as invested in a fictional character as I was in Kya, the Marsh Girl.  Abandoned by her family in her North Carolina marsh..." Read more of this review »
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"I ended up liking this book more than I thought I would by the end, but it took me about 100 pages to get into it. Ownens' background as a nature writer really shines through, but sometimes it's overbearing and too long winded. The vernacular dial..." Read more of this review »
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“His dad had told him many times that the definition of a real man is one who cries without shame, reads poetry with his heart, feels opera in his soul, and does what’s necessary to defend a woman.”
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