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

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2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK OWE (Text) 33500013094875 Main Available -
Lake Park LINK Site CD TALKING BOOK OWE (Text) 33500013094883 Main Checked out 06/15/2020
Hallock Public Library BOOK-ON-CD OWE (Text) 35500005628324 Main In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593103036
  • ISBN: 0593103033
  • ISBN: 9780593105412
  • ISBN: 0593105419
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018
    *Starred Review* The tidal pull of a stellar performance will lure listeners into the virgin Carolina coastline waterways and marshlands of the late 1940s through 1970. Born last to a large but dysfunctional family in an era and region staunchly segregated by race, gender, and class, Kya Clark witnesses continuous departures of family members. Ultimately, she is nurtured only by that which she observes in nature. Kya's keen observation of the natural world serves her well—her existence is fraught with the struggle for food, to barter, to survive. Campbell's subtle southern drawl supports the delicacy of Kya's introverted gentility, yet her measured tone lends strength to this thoughtful, independent character. Her narration skillfully portrays Kya from childhood to young woman, emoting curiosity, longing, sincerity, and innocent vulnerability. Known through town only as "the Marsh Girl," Kya is the prime suspect when one of the two men who love her is found dead. Campbell captures the despair in Kya's voice when she is jailed and separated from the lush marsh life, and she captivates as the multiple characters in the courtroom drama that ensues, where voices intensify and opposing lawyers argue. Abandonment, loneliness, truancy, literacy, love, sex, betrayal, devotion, maturity, wisdom, and an unsolved murder climax in a southern courtroom, where Campbell delivers Sunday justice to Owens' masterpiece. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    *Starred Review* The tidal pull of a stellar performance will lure listeners into the virgin Carolina coastline waterways and marshlands of the late 1940s through 1970. Born last to a large but dysfunctional family in an era and region staunchly segregated by race, gender, and class, Kya Clark witnesses continuous departures of family members. Ultimately, she is nurtured only by that which she observes in nature. Kya?s keen observation of the natural world serves her well?her existence is fraught with the struggle for food, to barter, to survive. Campbell?s subtle southern drawl supports the delicacy of Kya's introverted gentility, yet her measured tone lends strength to this thoughtful, independent character. Her narration skillfully portrays Kya from childhood to young woman, emoting curiosity, longing, sincerity, and innocent vulnerability. Known through town only as ?the Marsh Girl,? Kya is the prime suspect when one of the two men who love her is found dead. Campbell captures the despair in Kya?s voice when she is jailed and separated from the lush marsh life, and she captivates as the multiple characters in the courtroom drama that ensues, where voices intensify and opposing lawyers argue. Abandonment, loneliness, truancy, literacy, love, sex, betrayal, devotion, maturity, wisdom, and an unsolved murder climax in a southern courtroom, where Campbell delivers Sunday justice to Owens? masterpiece. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Delia Owens is the coauthor of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa. She holds a BS in Zoology from the University of Georgia and a PhD in Animal Behavior from the University of California at Davis. 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 lives in the mountains of North Carolina. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.

Subject: Solitude > Fiction.
Abandoned children > Fiction.
Women hermits > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.
Abandoned children.
Solitude.
Women hermits.
North Carolina.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.

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