Where the Crawdads Sing

Community Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing

Whistler Public Library and Armchair Books have joined forces to start a Community Book Club! The club meets on the last Wednesday of every month.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Event Details:

We're taking our Community Book Club online!

Please email Library Program Coordinator, Jeanette, at jbruce@whistlerlibrary.ca to sign up for this virtual event.

  • When:  Wednesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
  • Where:  On Zoom
  • Who:  Everyone welcome
  • How much:  Free
  • Which book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)

Synopsis: 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.

Read Ahead: In February, we'll discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and in March, we're reading The Mothers by Brit Bennett.