Delia Owens | Fiction
Three out of the last five books I read were non-fiction, and I claim to be primarily a fiction reader, so it was terrific to be deposited into the arms of a wonderful novel. I felt like I was lying in a big pile of pillows whenever I read a few chapters from Crawdads.
This is the story of Kya, “The Marsh Girl” who grew up completely alone in the marshland of North Carolina. When her tale begins, it is 1952, Kya is six, and for a few chapters she has family around her. And then no more. We live with her for 18 years, through 1970, and participate in her remarkable development as a marsh specialist, having attended school for only one day. In 1969, this isolated young woman who has no friends and no standing at all in the nearby community, except as an anomaly to be feared, is accused of murder.
This is a great read! I am quite enamored. I must eat a bit of crow, however, for my criticism in other blog posts of The New York Times Bestseller List. During my reading of Where the Crawdads Sing, it was in the top spot on The NY Times list.