Where the Crawdads Sing, 2018, by Delia Owens
It is a nature-immersed story, a survival story, a love story, and a murder mystery!
Kya Clark is only 6 years old when she is abandoned by her mother, her siblings, and finally her father. She learns to live in a rural swamp on North Carolina's coast on her own with little help from the community. Life in the muddy swamp offers an extraordinary education, which she studies with ardor!
However, there is so much more when Chase Andrew's body is found in the marsh! Two timelines now slowly intertwine.
I love Ms. Owens writing style. I was hooked after the first paragraph!
Watch for the movie.
Betty, Bookshelf Wines Librarian