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Where the Crawdads Sing

A September pick of Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club, "Where the Crawdads Sing" will have you fiercely turning the pages deep into the night. Rich in detail of the North Carolina low country, this book will transport you to the land of tides, birds, and palm fronds. Kya, known in town as the Marsh Girl, has lived a life of near complete isolation after her family left her, one by one, when she was a young child. Using her dad's old fishing boat to get around, she sold mussels for groceries and gas until a friend of her older brother offered to help her learn to read. A coming of age story with a murder mystery mixed in, "Where the Crawdads Sing" is the best work of fiction I've read in many moons.