“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens Paired with Laurent Perrier “La Cuvée” Champagne

Pouring Over Pages by Maritza Lacayo and Alexa Ferra

Episode notes

For this episode, we're hitting a popular book-turned-movie—“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. It is a coming of age story, love story, and nuanced discussion on abandonment and family, all woven into one beautiful and captivating story.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.

But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life's lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live in solitude forever, th ... 

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