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Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens, A coming-of-age crime drama about a girl growing up alone in the marshes of North Carolina

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens opens with a picture of a map and the discovery of a dead body in the marshes of North Carolina. I was intrigued immediately when I saw it in the bookstore, though I put off reading it for a while. Ultimately, though, my curiosity won out as it …

                    

The Goldfinch

By Donna Tartt, An Engrossing and Entertaining Dickensian Tale

Plot Summary The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is a Bildungsroman (coming-of-age story) of a boy who survives a terrorist bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The bombing results in his mother’s death and, in the haze of the aftermath, him making off with …