"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."
With high praise from Roy Kelley and Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, I was enticed to download the audible version of Where The Crawdads Sing for my most recent road trip. It's a relatively long book at 12 hours and 12 minutes for the audio version. I recommend listening during long stretches of driving because this book draws you in and keeps your attention from the beginning.
The author Delia Owens wrote the book inspired by her own curious childhood in rural Georgia and her career as a wildlife scientist. The combination of science and imagination has allowed Ms Owen to weave a remarkable story.
As a young child, the main character, Kya Clark, known as "the Marsh Girl" by the townspeople of Barkley Cove is abandoned one by one by her entire family. Through no fault of her own, she was left alone to survive with only a shack to live in, a small boat, and no money. Her journey to adulthood in the marsh is a compelling read. For a more complete summary of the book, click here.
I highly recommend this book for your reading or listening pleasure.
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