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Delia Owens: Where the Crawdads Sing

Monday, September 16, 2019

6:30–7:30 p.m.

“Nature is and always will be my best friend.” – Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing, the lyrical and gripping debut novel by Delia Owens, has taken the publishing world—and the reading public—by storm, spending a year on The New York Times Best Seller list, with months at #1. Through the eyes of a young girl abandoned by her family in the North Carolina marshland, Owens masterfully weaves a celebration of nature, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a riveting murder mystery with clues brushed into the lush habitat and natural histories of its wild creatures.

Don’t miss this captivating storyteller’s first public appearance in New York, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

About Delia Owens

Delia Owens enjoyed an adventurous childhood, then spent 23 years as a wildlife scientist living in remote African locales. Based on her work, she co-authored three non-fiction bestsellers, including Cry of the Kalahari and Secrets of the Savanna. Owens holds a B.S. in zoology from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from the University of California in Davis. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and been published in Nature and many other publications.