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"There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot."

Where the Crawdads Sing, the bestselling novel by retired wildlife scientist Delia Owens, has been called "an exquisite ode to the natural world." The story of Kya, a solitary girl approaching womanhood in the wild coastal marsh of North Carolina, is loved by many, with the book spending more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

In celebration of the forthcoming film, join Brooklyn Public Library and naturalist Tony Mills as we immerse ourselves in the lush natural setting of Where the Crawdads Sing. Tony joins us from Spring Island, South Carolina for a program on coastal wildlife including crabs, mussels and other animals collected right out of the marshland.

We'll wrap up the evening with book recommendations from our BPL librarians, followed by a giveaway of five signed copies of the book—plus a pair of movie passes for one lucky winner! 

Performer Bio
Tony Mills has been working in the field of environmental education for three decades. He is currently the Education Director for the LowCountry Institute on Spring Island. Tony writes and hosts the Emmy Award winning “Coastal Kingdom” TV series about animals in the South Carolina Low country.

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect.

Where the Crawdads Sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) as “Kya Clark,” Taylor John Smith (Sharp Objects) as “Tate Walker,” Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man) as “Chase Andrews,” Michael Hyatt (Snowfall) as “Mabel,” Sterling Macer, Jr. (Double Down) as “Jumpin’,” and David Strathairn (Nomadland) as “Tom Milton.” Olivia Newman (First Match) directs the screenplay by Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild) based upon the novel by Delia Owens.

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