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Delia Owens

Teoksen Where the Crawdads Sing tekijä

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Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist and writer, based in Idaho. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including Nature, and The African Journal of Ecology. Her awards include the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing. She is the author of several nonfiction books about her work as a näytä lisää wildlife scientist in Africa, Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. Her debut novel is entitled Where the Crawdads Sing (2018). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Associated Works

Where the Crawdads Sing [and] Girl, Woman, Other (2020) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Educated [and] Where the Crawdads Sing (2019) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Yleistieto

Muut nimet
Owens, Cordelia
Syntymäaika
20th century
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Ammatit
zoologist
Suhteet
Owens, Mark (husband)
Agentti
Galen, Russell
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Delia Owens (born ca. 1949) is an American author and zoologist. Her debut novel Where the Crawdads Sing topped The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 for 25 non-consecutive weeks. The book has been on New York Times Bestsellers lists for more than a year. She has also written the memoirs Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna, with her then-husband, Mark, about their time studying animals in Africa.

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Keskustelut

An Author Interview with Delia Owens, Talk about LibraryThing (kesäkuu 2022)
Found: famous mystery book, Name that Book (tammikuu 2021)

Kirja-arvosteluja

Truth be told, I went in expecting a tear jerk or. I was underwhelmed by the story regardless. I appreciate the strong characters, however.
½
 
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LaPhenix | 620 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 8, 2024 |
Ok -- I think this is definitely an overhyped book, largely because although the idea, the characters and the story are refreshingly heartwarming through the love of nature and how well it blends with the protagonist, everything else is underwhelming. The language (took me 70 pages to get into it, so flowery, so pretentious, so overdone, until you get used to it and stop minding), the issues that have been raised with the dialect and geographical inconsistencies (did she barely research it? did she purposefully resort to old tropes of good vs bad = non dialect vs dialect? who knows), and then there were many weak plot developments that were too convenient to be true (the tie plot points in a bow and call it a day type of scenario).

Overall I gave it 4 stars because I still was absorbed by the story, emotionally convinced of it, and cared about the characters to feel the melancholy of finishing the last page, but that's because I know nothing about North Carolina or dialects, and because I persevered through the sluggish parts.

What I would recommend instead of this: Why Fish Don't Exist by Lulu Miller. EXCELLENT
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Louisasbookclub | 620 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 30, 2024 |
DNF

My brain just can’t process the dialect. But also, it’s boring.
 
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spiritedstardust | 620 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 20, 2024 |
 
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Maria Lyytinen Translator
Na Kim Cover designer
Jaan Kabin Translator

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Teokset
7
Also by
2
Jäseniä
15,625
Suosituimmuussija
#1,454
Arvio (tähdet)
4.1
Kirja-arvosteluja
643
ISBN:t
148
Kielet
24
Kuinka monen suosikki
4

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