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Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

NHS Staff Recommendation
“Beautiful writing – a really moving and interesting story. Some lovely detail about wildlife and the power to cope in very difficult circumstances.” – Sister in Urgent Care


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04 September 2021

Absolutely beautiful book, so well written. The descriptive writing and depth within the characters was amazing. I truly fell in love with this book!


17 September 2021

A fantastic read that kept me thinking about the story line long after I’d finished the book. Part coming of age and part murder mystery I loved the blend of natural history describing the wildlife in the Salt Marshes, but also the character development of our hero Kya. To think that a world like this has actually happened in the past is at once shocking but at the same time inspiring. The people could cope, survive and in some case thrive in this environment is incredible.

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