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Publisher Description

*The multi-million copy bestseller*
Soon to be a major film

A Number One New York Times Bestseller

'Painfully beautiful' New York Times
'Unforgettable . . . as engrossing as it is moving' Daily Mail
'A rare achievement' The Times
'I can't even express how much I love this book!' Reese Witherspoon


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.

'[It] will reach a huge audience though the writer's old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description' The Guardian
'For sheer escapism pick up Where The Crawdads Sing . . . there is writing that takes your breath away' The Times
'All is not as it seems in this heartbreaking coming-of-age bestseller' The i newspaper

Fiction & Literature
8 November
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Sue-EllenW ,

Wonderfully beautiful

Such a powerful book and written so beautifully the love, the heartbreak the loneliness, the sheer will and determination of Kya to survive and protect herself against all odds and the secret she kept all those years. I’m so happy she spent her last days with the one man who stood by her through it all. To love and the life we endure.

Tegan Ellen ,

Incredible. Loved it.

Captivating story line.

lil,,. ,


This is the best novel I’ve read in years, and I read about 3 a week. Depth of characters and diversity of plot a rare find today.

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