Where the Crawdads Sing Book
Score: 4
From 226 Ratings

Where the Crawdads Sing


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735219113

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Where the Crawdads Sing Excerpt :

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” 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. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens 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.

Where the Crawdads Sing Book
Score: 4
From 217 Ratings

Where the Crawdads Sing


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735219106

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Where the Crawdads Sing Excerpt :

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature”(The New York Times Book Review), now in paperback for the first time. 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. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens 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.

Where the Crawdads Sing Book
Score: 4
From 218 Ratings

Where the Crawdads Sing


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-11-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472154637

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Where the Crawdads Sing Excerpt :

OVER 12 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 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, rumours 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' 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' i newspaper

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth


  • Author : Christopher Scotton
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455551934

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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Excerpt :

"A marvelous debut...has everything a big, thick novel should have, and I hated to put it down." - John Grisham "A page-turner." - New York Times Book Review For readers of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, this is a dramatic and deeply moving novel about an act of violence in a small Appalachian town and the repercussions that will forever change a young man's view of human cruelty and compassion. After seeing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this town of Medgar, Kentucky, a peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The town is beset by a massive mountaintop removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the "company" and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. But when Buzzy witnesses a brutal hate crime, a sequence is set in play that will test Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. *Includes Reading Group Guide*

Cry of the Kalahari Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Cry of the Kalahari


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 0395647800

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Cry of the Kalahari Excerpt :

This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight


  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: English
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 0330490192

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Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Excerpt :

This is the story of the author's childhood in the 1970s in Rhodesia.

The Great Big Book Of Christmas Legends Book

The Great Big Book Of Christmas Legends


  • Author : George Broderick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-02
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1929515464

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The Great Big Book Of Christmas Legends Excerpt :

The legends of Christmas are many and vary from culture to culture. This bookcontains modern interpretations of some of the more well-known of the holidaytraditions in comic strip form.

The Line That Held Us Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Line That Held Us


  • Author : David Joy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399574238

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The Line That Held Us Excerpt :

From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again. When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world. The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption, where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most, and what will you grasp to when all that you have is gone? The only certainty in a place so shredded is that no one will get away unscathed.

Summary of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Book

Summary of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


  • Author : Paul Adams / Bookhabits
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2019-01-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 1364009722

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Summary of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Excerpt :

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: Conversation Starters When she was six years old, Kya's mother abandoned her and her siblings. Eventually deserted by her father and siblings, Kya learns to live by herself. She is taunted as a swamp rat and retreats from interaction with the community around her. Nature becomes her source of solace and sustenance. Kya becomes fascinated with wildlife and nature including insects, birds, dappled light, the marshes' shifting tides. She has a collection of feathers and shells and explores the wetlands and its feathered residents. She is drawn to two men as she yearns for love and connection. She opens herself to this new experience and the unexpected happens. Meanwhile, the police start looking for the killer of Chase Andrews. Where the Crawdads Sing is a debut novel by wildlife scientist and nature writer Delia Owens. It is a #1 New York Times bestseller by Owens who co-wrote nonfiction books on nature and wildlife including the international bestseller Cry of the Kalahari. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Secrets of the Savanna Book

Secrets of the Savanna


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030036792

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Secrets of the Savanna Excerpt :

The best-selling authors of Cry of the Kalahari describe their many years in Africa working to save the elephants and other wildlife decimated by poachers, as well as the poverty-stricken nearby villages, a quest that led to threats against their own lives that forced them out of Zambia.

The Eye of the Elephant Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

The Eye of the Elephant


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 1993-10-29
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524665

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The Eye of the Elephant Excerpt :

An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants (The Boston Globe). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.

The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh   The Bad Guys  15  Book

The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh The Bad Guys 15


  • Author : Aaron Blabey
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-07-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338818512

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The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh The Bad Guys 15 Excerpt :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! "I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man They may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not in this New York Times bestselling illustrated series. WEIRD?! Nothing weird EVER happens in The Bad Guys. Like, you would NEVER see a chain-saw monster confronting a velociraptor who has eaten an elderly piranha, or the disturbing antics of a deranged dentist running amok with an oversized drill. NOPE. None of that nonsense here. So relax and be entirely unsurprised by the Bad Guys’ next adventure!

Chatter Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Chatter


  • Author : Ethan Kross
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: PSYCHOLOGY
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525575238

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Chatter Excerpt :

Why we talk to ourselves -- When talking to ourselves backfires -- Zooming out -- When I become you -- The power and peril of other people -- Outside-in -- Mind magic.

The Letter from Briarton Park Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Letter from Briarton Park


  • Author : Sarah E. Ladd
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780785246770

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The Letter from Briarton Park Excerpt :

In Regency England, one letter will alter a young woman’s fate when it summons her to Briarton Park—an ancient estate that holds the secrets of her past and the keys to her future. Cassandra Hale grew up knowing little about her parentage, and she had made peace with the fact that she never would. But her world shifts when a shocking deathbed confession reveals a two-year-old letter from Mr. Clark, the master of Briarton Park, with hints to her family’s identity. Stung by betrayal, Cassandra travels to the village of Anston only to learn Mr. Clark has since passed away. James Warrington is a widower and the new master of Briarton Park, where he lives with his two young daughters, his sister, and his mother-in-law. When Cassandra appears at his doorstep with a letter from the previous owner and then proceeds to assist his family in an unexpected way, he is honor bound to help uncover the answers she seeks. The more time Cassandra spends in Anston, the more she begins to suspect not everything—or everyone—is as they seem. As details emerge, the danger surrounding her intensifies. Using wit and intuition, she must navigate the treacherous landscapes between truth and rumor and between loyalty and deception if she is to uncover the realities of her past and find the place her heart can finally call home. Sarah Ladd’s latest Regency romance, first in the new Houses of Yorkshire series, combines mystery and intrigue with the best of historical storytelling. Praise for The Letter from Briarton Park: “The swoon-worthy romance of Jane Austen meets the suspense of Charlotte Bronte in Sarah Ladd's enthralling The Letter from Briarton Park. As Cassandra navigates the mystery of her own life, it is absolutely clear that family—either of blood or heart—are where she, and we, ultimately find our home.” —Joy Callaway, international bestselling author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society and The Greenbrier Resort Sweet Regency romance with mystery elements The f

Educated Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Educated


  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443452502

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Educated Excerpt :

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.