The book has topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list, and it was selected by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club.
Witherspoon described Owens’ book as a “jaw-dropping mystery, [with a] stunning Southern setting and endlessly fascinating female heroine at its center.”
Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally best-selling 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 currently lives in Idaho, where she continues her support for the people and wildlife of Zambia. “Where the Crawdads Sing” is her first novel, inspired by her research on female bonding in the animal kingdom and her own lifelong friendships.
Owens will give a reading from her work, and sign books as part of a statewide event titled “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book,” a reading program created in 2001 by the Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries across the state. Visit the Fayetteville Public Library website for more information on the event and the program.
For more info about the author, and her work, check out her website.