Where the Crawdads Sing - 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.
Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
In order for me to enjoy a book, I have to in some way strike a connection with the main character, whether it’s a “love ‘em” or “hate ‘em” connection, there simply has to be one. Or so I thought. Homegoing didn’t deliver that important detail…however…that in no way took away from the impact that the story had on me, but let’s back up for a minute. Let me start with the synopsis:
The Help - Kathryn Stockett