Monday, Sep 23, 2019 7:00 PM
The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Her first novel became a runaway bestseller. Georgia native Delia Owens returns to Atlanta with "Where the Crawdads Sing."
NOTE: This is a free event, open to the public, no reservations.
Interest in attending is huge, but the Carter Center Chapel is not, with just under 500 seats and no standing room.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. Seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
We did not want to require a book purchase for this event since our expectation is that most, if not all attendees, will have already purchased and read "Where the Crawdads Sing."
A Cappella will have copies for purchase available at the Carter Center. For those unable to attend, we are also offering signed copies to ship out or pick up at the store after the event.
About the Book
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.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, "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.
About the Author
Delia Owens is the coauthor of three internationally bestselling 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 has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, the African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife, among many other publications. 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.