I reopen our Reading With the Authors column with a review of my own.
I must say no other book has ever touched me quite like this.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
REVIEWED BY PATTY L. FLETCHER
Bruised and broken Abandoned and alone.
Loved first from afar and then allowing the love to come forth, she was healed.
These words sum up the Marsh Girl, Kya and her life.
In this book you will find sadness and joy, loss and sorrow, men and boys.
There is laughter. There are tears.
There is anger, violence and there are fears.
There is silence, which goes on and on for years.
As I read, I knew her, because she is so much like me.
“I never hated people, they hated me. I left no one they left me.”
These words I understood, for I too have screamed them many times.
Like Kya I spend my days alone, speaking words only Campbell has ever heard.
I too have been bruised and broken and by love I am too being healed.
Not by a human, but by soft fur and warm kisses, those safe to feel.
Never before have I read such a wonderous book as this surely is.
Now, I recommend to you, to read, this.
If you do and you allow, you too will forever be changed.
Nowhere will you find another book like Where the Crawdads Sing.
Where the crawdads sing DB 92245
Reading time 12 hours, 14 minutes.
A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Mystery and Detective Stories
Description: In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, 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. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
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• This recording is available courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio. It has been converted to digital talking book format by the National Library Service
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. BARD Only Titles. (May only be available for download)
• Digital talking book.
• [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2018., Reissue of:, ISBN: 9780525640370.
• Man-woman relationships; Fiction; Solitude; Young women; Talking books; Murder; Nineteen sixties; Abandoned children; Detective and mystery fiction;
Investigation; Bildungsromans; North Carolina
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If you’d like to read more of my thoughts and reactions concerning this book please visit: https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/authors-cornerreading-with-the-authorsauthors-theyre-only-humanpride-easter-blessings-emotions-and-where-the-crawdads-sing/
MORE ABOUT PATTY L. FLETCHER AND HER WORK…
Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer and Social Media Promotional Assistant.
She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye.
She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light
And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales
For more details visit: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG