Book Discussion

Next Book Discussion: Sunday, October 24, 12:30 P.M.
Bring a boxed lunch

Where the Crawdads Sing by 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.

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.


Our Book Discussion Group meets four to five times a year at the church. 

Books are selected by a committee based on recommendations from its members.  All submissions are welcome.  Discussions last from one to two hours.  Notifications of upcoming book discussions are emailed to those on our contact list, to be added to the list – send your email address to Pat Grill ([email protected]).

Whether you read the entire book, make it partway through, or did not have time to read it, everyone is welcome to join us for a lively discussion.