Where the Crawdad
Striking and evocative
Where the Crawdads Sing is an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heart-breaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising murder mystery all in one. Delia 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.
With themes of abandonment, loneliness, resilience and the power of nature, there’s plenty to discuss about this book. Find out more about the author, her story and the landscape of the marches in the resources below.
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Kate and Laura sit down to chat about the books read most recently by their book clubs. What did they make of them? Did they spark debate? And did they love them or loath them, they always they try to answer the big question: were they great book club books? Find out what Kate’s book club thought about Where The Crawdads Sing.Play
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Set in the fictional eastern North Carolina town of Barkley Cove and its surrounding marshes. The novel is an insight into life there. This video showcases the areas nature, landscape, plants and animals.Watch
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Great questions for your Book Club to use to further discussions about the book. From bookclubchat.comRead Article
Looking for something authentic to serve your Book Club guests ? Try this recipe from the Taste of the South magazine.Read Article
Your book club may have read Where the Crawdads Sing. But how much did a long-ago murder in Africa influence Delia Owens’ first novel ? Laura Miller for Slate.Read Article
Publishing experts are baffled by the scale of the book’s success as the story resonates beyond political boundaries and in defiance of falling sales of adult fiction.Read Article