Zoom Program: Real Men Read – “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens

Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

About the Book

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

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.

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.

About the author

Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and many others.

Real Men Read is an open forum book discussion covering non-fiction, historical and science fiction, memoirs, and current events titles. All are invited!

To have a book set aside for you contact Dave Anderson at 859-781-6166, x.13

If you’d like to attend the Zoom meeting, please email danderson@cc-pl.org for details.

 

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