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Where the crawdads sing / Delia Owens.

Owens, Delia, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

7 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT OWE (Text) 33500012813887 New Checked out 01/05/2019
Mahnomen Public Library LARGE PRINT OWE (Text) 33500012813895 New On holds shelf -
Hallock Public Library lp OWE (Text) 35500006078750 Main Checked out 01/02/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984827616
  • ISBN: 1984827618
  • Physical Description: 496 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from web page.
Summary, etc.: "Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens's debut novel 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Delia Owens is the coauthor 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 other publications. 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.

Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Solitude > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
Murder > Investigation.
Solitude.
Young women.
Genre: Large type books.
Fiction.

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