Where the Crawdads Sing is a mystery, a love story and a courtroom drama, but it is primarily a sociobiological drama about self-reliance, survival and how isolation affects human behavior. The #1 best-selling novel has been on the New York Times Best-seller list for 26 weeks.
Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally best-selling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa – Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna.
She currently lives in Idaho, where she continues her support for the people and wildlife of Zambia.
Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel, inspired by her research on female bonding in the animal kingdom and her own lifelong friendships. It is the 2019 Selection for the “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book” series, sponsored by the Arkansas Center for the Book a the Arkansas State Library. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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