Delia Owens presents Where the Crawdads Sing

We anticipate a large turnout - we recommend arriving early. This event is free and open to the public. Please stay tuned to the Malaprops.com website for more details. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But she is not what they say. One by one, her siblings and parents walked away, leaving her alone with the marsh as her only provider and companion. Solitude is not easy. Yearning to be touched and loved, Kya is drawn to two young men from town, both intrigued by her wild beauty. Each man offers different paths and promises of worlds beyond the marsh—but lies can be told, promises broken, and a tumble from an old fire tower can look a lot like murder.Thought-provoking and deeply moving, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.