|name||Where the Crawdads Sing|
|image caption||First edition cover|
|publisher||G.P Putnam's Sons|
Poor Kya is left alone when her family abandons her to get away from their abusive father. Kya is able to fend for herself quite successful, however. Eventually she captures the attention of two suitors, but any hope of happiness is destroyed when she becomes the prime suspect in a local murder case.