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Where the crawdads sing

Author: Delia Owens
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Delia Owens
ISBN: 9780735219090 0735219095 9781984827616 1984827618
OCLC Number: 1016305674
Description: 370 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Delia Owens.

Abstract:

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world -- until the unthinkable happens.
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