The book I’m featuring this week is:
“Marsh is not swamp.”
First off I want to share that this NOT a CF read but it is one that I have been told time and again by multiple friends that I needed to read it. One of my sisters-in-law who I frequently deal books to recently lent it to me and said it was amazing. So earlier tonight I started it. I’m only about 50 pages in and have already seen a few instances of language, but the story has grasped my attention. As a book that has garnered much attention since it’s release, I’m curious to see where the story goes.
About the Book:
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.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, 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. 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.
Now it’s your turn!
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