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Our next book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.  Goodreads says:  "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."

Books we have read

 The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews

The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie  Flagg

A Storm Came Up by Doug Segriest

Innocense Lost by Beth Gregory

The Cathedral by the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Greg Gilmore

The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Left Overs by Tom Perrotta

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Jabbok by the Right Rev. Kee Sloan

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

 Middlesex by Jeffrey  Eugenides

The Tilted World  by  Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin 

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume 

The Secret History  by Donna Tartt

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Sunday Dinner by Ann Boult Walling

Swaying in the Treetops by Scott and Katherine Rosenow.

 Be Frank With Me by 

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

15 Dogs by Andre Alexis

The Whole Town is Talking  by Fannie Flagg

The Advocate  by Randy Singer

Where the Light Gets in: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

A Little Magic by Billy Coffee

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Sing, Unburied, Sing  by Jesmyn Ward

 The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver