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September Book Club Event
September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Book Club September Event
September 19th @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of Delia Owen’s “Where the Crawdads Sing”. The book has spent nine weeks both on the New York Times best-seller list and Amazon’s most-sold fiction chart. It is also one of seven fiction nominees for the 2019 Southern Book Award, given annually by the trade association Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Read a synopsis of the book below.
The book is currently in stock at Anticus at a cover price of $26.00, and as always, our Book Club book is offered at 20% discount, so your cost is $20.80 Call the Gallery to reserve your copyAnd the date for our September meeting is Thursday evening September 19th, at our usual time 6:30-7:30pm. In addition, all books in the gallery will be offered at 15% discount all day on the 19th.
Synopsis: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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.