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Between my mother’s lengthy illness and the fog I’ve fought because of our country’s response to COVID, I haven’t been able to read many full-length books lately. My concentration went the way of civility. For two years, I’ve read essays, poems, articles, and short stories.
I’ve been aching to get back to reading books that could transport me to other worlds. When I was called home to sit vigil by Mother’s side, I grabbed a book and headed to the airport with my husband, Barry Dimick.
The first two paragraphs of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens establish the marsh setting–a place far different from any where I have ever lived. If you are looking for a good book, I recommend you read Where the Crawdads Sing.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a combination of a murder mystery, a coming-of-age story, and a love story told through a narrative sprinkled with just the right number of poems to intrigue me.
As you know I write young adult novels and poetry. In my work in progress I’m trying to interweave poems and narrative. Ms Owens’ New York Times Bestseller has provided a pattern. Her poetry moves the plot forward.
Thank you for reading My News. Consider reading Where the Crawdads Sing if you like to be transported to another world, but aren’t into science fiction. This novel is perfect for nature lovers.