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Where the Crawdads Sing Deluxe Edition
Where the Crawdads Sing Deluxe Edition | Delia Owens
#1 New York Times BestsellerA Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick With over three million copies sold, "a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature" (The New York Times Book Review), now available as a beautiful, deluxe edition that will make the perfect holiday gift--or treat for yourself. "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle For 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. At 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 a full color map and illustrations, gorgeous printed endpapers, an updated jacket, and an all-new letter from the author. 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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Cyndij82
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Got off to a slow start on this book and almost bailed on it. Kept on reading it and turns out I really enjoyed the book. Definitely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Emma_PK
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I absolutely loved this book. It's got a Forrest Gump meets To Kill a Mockingbird vibe and atmosphere but a story all of its own. Brilliant effortless prose that allowed for visual imagery to settle in your mind, bringing the characters an enigmatic setting to life. Couldn't put it down.

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SusanLee
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My first 2024 read and it was the right pick! I just loved the way it was told, such an enjoyable one with all the feels! I hoped that the great books will keep on coming after this🫰🏻This is also my pick for #bookspinbingo
It‘s about a girl abandoned by her family and she has to fend for herself in the marsh. A little like Tarzan but with a different premise, I liked that the story is told until she grows old, with closure and a twist! 👇🏻

SusanLee It truly was an engaging read and I‘ve rated this 5/5!!! #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one 🐚 🧡 6mo
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SG2014
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The sign of a good book: shedding of tears.
Best way to start my holidays was by finishing this book, in bed, with my coffee, and my cat.
Through the story of the Marsh Girl, not only do we get to feel and smell the marsh and all the amazing creatures, big and small that inhabit trance, but our heart strings are pulled as we yearn for the survival and need for love of one lonely girl/woman.

Read it friends!

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bookish6
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I loved this book! Kya's story is so lonely but also kind of magical.

#setinasmalltown #wherethecrawdadssing

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Just.Linds

“A lesser male needs to shout to be noticed” -321

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5feet.of.fury
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Thrift shop #minihaul

peanutnine Great haul! 1y
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BaBaBaBillyAndTheBooks
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Mehso-so

Kya is laughed at by classmates, abandoned by family, ignored or attacked by lovers. No wonder she hides in the marsh. The town feels thinly sketched. The quarterback is arrogant, the defense lawyer swaggers, the two cops go to diners. Cliches aside: almost every adult, particularly those in authority, is insensitive to her pain. Any violence she brings to them is strangely thought of as a win, where the real victory is moving on without them.

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lnmoniz01
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First book of 2023 complete! I definitely enjoyed this book. A lot of different emotions expressed that aren't thought of often. Isolation can be hard. Definitely recommend!

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MCowles
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Loved it. Couldn‘t wait to finish it, but didn‘t want it to end!

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AllieCherry
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Slow to start, but such a great book! Loved the movie, too.

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BeeMagical
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Ooooo Littens, it was good!!👏🏻❤️🐚🍂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes 🧡🧡🧡 2y
ShelleyBooksie It sure was! I just saw it this past weekend. I do feel like the experience was richer having read the book. 2y
BeeMagical @ShelleyBooksie yes I totally agree!! 2y
Yuki_Onna Reading this one atm - beautiful. 🌾 How are you, 💞Bunny? 2y
BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna I hope you love it!💕 I am well! How are you, wonderful bunny 🐰 ? (edited) 2y
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1) The tagged book was my absolute favorite book I‘ve read in August, and perhaps the entire year.

2) I adored the main character, Kya. A strong, heartbroken and independent woman who lived her days alone but always in the company of nature. I was often heartbroken for her, and books rarely make me cry, but this one certainly did. I was immersed in Kya‘s story from start to finish.

#two4Tuesday

ICantImReading The movie is really good, too! 🥰 2y
TheQuietQuill @ICantImReading My best friend just got done watching it and told me it was a must see. She said rarely does she like movie adaptations for books, but this one was a win! I‘ll have to check it out ☺️ 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2y
ICantImReading @TheQuietQuill I totally agree with your friend on this! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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HollyBahling
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As books pile up and I keep reading anything else, this needed to be said. 💜

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Shan4
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Very gripping and heartwarming

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Kshakal
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Movie time!!

DivineDiana Enjoy! Looking forward to your review! 2y
Kshakal @DivineDiana I enjoyed it very much and thought it followed the book extremely well! 2y
DivineDiana Thank you! Looking forward to seeing it soon! 2y
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limada
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I don't even know what to say on this one. What a great book. One of the few that I've ever felt has lived up to its hype. Five 🌟. 2 👍🏻 Definitely high on the favorite reads of the the year. #52-2022

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KateD1
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Can‘t believe it‘s taken me this long to read this book. Such a unique story.

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bookloverbrenna
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Now reading…..📖

UPDATE 6/20 - I just can‘t get into this one and I wanted to so badly! It came highly recommended.

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Creadnorthey
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This does a great job at turning the pages and, though I don‘t read many, judge this to be a righteous mystery/courtroom drama. The descriptions of the natural world are some of the best and engaging bits that make this the good read that it is. Shame I couldn‘t get over the “To Kill a Mockingbird” feel, even though there was plenty to set it apart… that‘s more me than the book…

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Lollymya
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Why did I wait so long to read this??? #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one! Can‘t wait for the movie!! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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🌼 outside until it gets 100 degrees!! 🥵

🌼 I usually plant zinnias! I also have calls lilies, hydrangea, and hostas 🌱

🌼 sweet tea

#ThoughtfulThursday

kspenmoll Zinnias are so colorful and bold!!! 2y
Moonprismpower I just had a strawberry smoothie. And I did get outside today but mostly for IndependentBookstore Day! 😜 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Moonprismpower yay!!! I‘m happy you had a great day! 💞 2y
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itsjustme40something
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Giving in to all the hype

Bec_lectic I thought it was a great book! 2y
itsjustme40something I've heard that a lot, which is why I finally got it 2y
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lynneamch
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Loved this twisty tale. Pic of sunset on #Lake St. Clair where I grew up playing with crawdads. #Mittenlitten #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Fr3NcHtOaSt I love this book. Easily a top pick for me. I went though it in 2 days. 2y
jlhammar Great book! 2y
Eggs How wonderful 💦 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 🧡 2y
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emmalau-lau
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I knew I would enjoy this book because many people recommended it to me, however it really exceeded all expectations! It is a wonderfully complex story that pulls you in and really makes you feel for the main character, Kya. I highly recommend reading this if you haven‘t already!

Word_Dragon I enjoyed this book too. I really felt that Owens did a great job with the descriptions of the marsh. 3y
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BethHagey
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*****+

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smmeldrum
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Top three favorite books! I was engaged and intrigued throughout the entirety of it.. never wanted to set it down.

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MicheleG
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I really enjoyed this book. I absolutely couldn't put it down until I finished.

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TheRiehlDeal
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1. It‘s one of the factors that makes me want to read a book or avoid entirely.
2. I‘d rather not know anything. That‘s what the summary is for.
3. I got a hardcover of the tagged book last year for Christmas. Just something about the cover I really like. Still need to finish it though. 😅

#sundayfunday

SilversReviews I always look at the cover first, and then I read the inside. 3y
BookmarkTavern Lovely cover choice! Very gilt looking! Thanks for sharing! 3y
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Roxanagomez
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Loved!

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lilycarruth
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Kinda predictable but still a fan

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MegCaldwell
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I was late to this book but did enjoy it. There was some weird racial tensions that I thought could have been more fleshed out but I really loved the story.

meenakshi_daga How to read this book via this app ?? 3y
MegCaldwell @meenakshi_daga I‘m not sure you can read on Litsy. I listened to it through the Libby app which is an awesome app that libraries can use to help people have access to audiobooks. 3y
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Lollymya
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When the shoot the #film of #wherethecrawdadssing down the street from where you work....it‘s time to read the book!!!! #onlyinlouisiana #hollywoodsouth Filming wrapped up yesterday!!! Did I mention #reesewitherspoon is involved in it???? (She‘s not on screen) this was right up my ally to watch the #behindthescenes stuff!!! #moviebuff #movieaddict

Bookwormjillk How cool! 3y
sharread Piggly Wiggly 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣❤ 3y
staci.reads Very cool! 3y
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LibrarianBanana
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Boba & Books with Bestie 🤓

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coffeewithbooks
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My mother-in-law let me borrow this book. I only read two pages and loving it. #currentreading

LDuffN It's a really good book. I was in tears at the end. 3y
rachaich It was my book of 2020 😍😍🤗🤗 3y
coffeewithbooks @LDuffN I can‘t wait probably going cry to because I‘m emotional person 3y
BookDadGirlDad Fantastic book!!! 3y
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SistaPip
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Oh my gosh I loved this book so much! Such an original story...

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bio_chem06
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I‘ve never been a big e-book person, but lately the hospital has been a complete dumpster fire. The few pages I get to steal away during work is the only thing keeping my sanity. Stay safe out there everyone!

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Roary47 I enjoyed the book, but cannot say I loved it. I was shocked in the end, but know others that suspected it for a long time. It is really one of those books that can get very different results from its readers. 4y
megnews @roary47 I agree. I read this quite awhile ago with book club and there were a lot of mixed reviews. 4y
sblbooks @Roary47 @megnews Thanks for joining in the discussion. 4y
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Roary47 Normally, in murder mysteries you look in the view of someone trying to solve the case. This was different in learning the whole life story of the killer. I believe with following how Kya grew up threw me off the case of her being the murderer because I grew to feel sorry for Kya and they way she was treated by everyone. (edited) 4y
megnews It‘s been awhile since I read it but I think it slowed down and sped up throughout which is in part because of the marsh. I think other mysteries are faster paced or more action. This was quite unique. 4y
sblbooks @Roary47 @megnews It's different from other murder mysteries I've read. Usually the story is told from the victim's point of view. In this novel, I had empathy for the murderer. 4y
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Roary47 I was surprised. I had my suspicions, but I never suspected Kya. After Tate‘s discovery I looked back and did see how it was possible and was surprised I didn‘t see it in the first place. 4y
megnews I think I suspected Kya for a fleeting second just because I ran the options through my head. But I really didn‘t think she did and I honestly wasn‘t sure we were going to find out who did. 4y
sblbooks @Roary47 @megnews I suspected Kya early on. It did not surprise me. 4y
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sblbooks @Roary47 @megnews I was extremely surprised by the verdict myself. Based on how Kya was treated in the past. 4y
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Roary47 I think she was hurt and heartbroken. She really thought Chase would marry her and when she didn‘t she remembered the mantis. If she couldn‘t have him no one should so she killed him like the mantis kills her mate. 4y
sblbooks @Roary47 I agree. Do you think she even realized that what she did was wrong? I don't think so. In her mind that's just the way it is in nature. 4y
Roary47 @sblbooks I agree that based on her upbringing in nature she didn‘t know it was wrong. In fact probably under the impression that it was justified by the laws of nature she observed. 4y
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Roary47 Kya relates all life to nature. This is what happens with the mantis so this is how she should act with a mate. Etc. 4y
megnews I think just the wildness of both, not in a bad way but in the way nature and Kya grew the way they want. 4y
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Roary47 I think they are very different. I see Chase as the player who try‘s to get as many women as he can. Tate is the guy that looks out for himself, but try‘s to be fair to a partner. I think it was learned from their experiences with family, friends, and school. 4y
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Roary47 I think he did care for Kya, but she was not everything he needed. He also didn‘t seem to have everything he needed from any of his relationships. 4y
megnews I think he gave into outside pressures but truly did care for her at the beginning and always remembered how special she was. 4y
sblbooks @Roary47 @megnews True! I think Chase just "wanted his cake and to eat it too" as the saying goes. He wanted Kya, but wasn't willing to give up his place in society. 4y
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Roary47 I think Tate always cared for Kya, but like everyone else in Kya‘s life he left to make a better life for himself. I‘m sure he saw Kya as a strong person who could care for herself, but when it came to relationships with others she could be lacking. I think they were good together and Tate was a good guy for her. Like others in Kya‘s life I wish he would have stayed with her or took her with him. 4y
megnews I thought he was and really wished they‘d end up together. 4y
sblbooks @Roary47 @megnews I thought Tate and Kya were good for each other. I was disappointed when Tate didn't come back for her after he went to college. However I'm glad they ended up together. 4y
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Roary47 The other kids were mean to her. So personally I understand why she didn‘t go back. Because she didn‘t get a formal education she learned from the wildlife around her on how to act. 4y
megnews Embarrassment/ humiliation. I feel it was the wrong decision but she was so young and influenced by peers. I‘m sure she‘d be different had she stayed but it‘s hard to say how. 4y
sblbooks @Roary47 @megnews Exactly! If she was treated better and welcomed buy the townspeople, she would have loved school. Her life would have turned out completely different. 4y
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