Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

A loan from Steffi, and a readable mix of two distinct habitats on the coast of North Carolina – the marsh, and the town, and the experiences of Kya, the Marsh Girl.

Poems by Amanda Hamilton are interspersed throughout the story, which I found increasingly irritating. But their presence was justified by the end.

Author page: Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

 

Passing On – Penelope Lively

Passing On - Penelope Lively
Passing On – Penelope Lively

From the Walton bookshelves.

Village England, southern variety, in the late Eighties. Helen and Edward slowly find themselves following the death of their controlling cantankerous mother.

Younger sister Louise, who escaped to London in her late teens, visits from time to time, with an accompanying personal whirlwind that stirs things up.

Helen has a crush on the local solicitor; Edward eventually acknowledges his own homosexuality.

Publisher page: Passing On – Penelope Lively