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Enjoyed Where the Crawdads Sing? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Where the Crawdads Sing. Here are 57 books that you’ll like if you liked Where the Crawdads Sing.

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The Marsh King's Daughter
Karen Dionne - Apr 17, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father. Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a s...
Educated
A Memoir
Tara Westover - Feb 20, 2018
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Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's ...
Let's No One Get Hurt
A Novel
Jon Pineda - Mar 12, 2019
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WINNER OF THE 2019 EMYL JENKINS SEXTON LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION"An inventive and powerful coming of age story about the search for community and all the ways our ties to one another come undone. Jon Pineda has a poet's eye for the details of this vivid, haunting landscape, and he brings it blazingly to life." --Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Sp...
Swamplandia!
Karen Russell - Jul 26, 2011
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The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline—think Buddenbrooks set in the Florida Everglades—and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a sophisticated competitor known as the "World of Darkness." Ava, a resourceful but terrified twelve-year-old, must manage seventy gators and t...
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Before We Were Yours
A Novel
Lisa Wingate - May 21, 2019
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Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’...
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
A Novel
Gail Honeyman - Jun 05, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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No ones ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fineMeet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what shes thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. Bu...
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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
A Novel
Ruth Emmie Lang - Dec 04, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to t...
Daisy Jones & The Six
A Novel
Taylor Jenkins Reid - Feb 04, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group's split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.Daisy is a girl coming...
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Brandi Rhodes
Cry of the Kalahari
Mark Owens - Oct 15, 1992 (first published in 1984)
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“A remarkable story beautifully told…Among such classics as Goodall’s In the Shadow of Man and Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist.”—Chicago Tribune Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a thirdhand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari De...
Magic Hour
A Novel
Kristin Hannah - Nov 27, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Dr. Julia Cates was one of the country's preeminent child psychiatrists until a shocking tragedy ruined her career. Retreating to her small western Washington hometown, Julia meets an extraordinary six-year-old girl who has inexplicably emerged from the deep woods nearby—a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation. To Julia, nothin...
The Snow Child
A Novel
Eowyn Ivey - Nov 06, 2012
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In this magical debut, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart -- he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from l...
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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Good Dream by Donna VanLiere
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Before and After by Judy Christie
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
One Day in December by Josie Silver
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Wildlands by Abby Geni
Himself by Jess Kidd
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
Furious Hours by Casey Cep
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Glass Flame by Phyllis A. Whitney
Stranger by Camilla Lackberg
Bloodroot by Amy Greene
Other Woman by Sandie Jones
Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor
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Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
A Dancer in the Dust by Thomas H. Cook
Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
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Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
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Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
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