Book of The Month for August: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Welcome to our monthly feature showcasing a new book available to borrow from your library service. The books are chosen by our team.

This month, we have chosen Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 

For years, rumours 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.

Where the crawdads sing


“Owens combines high tension with precise detail about how people dress, sound, live and eat – the case studies in her book are both human and natural . . .

“Surprise bestsellers are often works that chime with the times. Though set in the 1950s and 60s, Where the Crawdads Sing is, in its treatment of racial and social division and the fragile complexities of nature, obviously relevant to contemporary politics and ecology.”

The Guardian




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