Where The Crawdads Sing Part 1

Show Notes


In this Part 1 episode of Where The Crawdads Sing Lisa and her guest Jennifer Byrd have an insightful conversation about social isolation and abandonment. There will be spoilers for the book. The discussion delves into the beautiful lyrical writing about the swamp but also contrasts the limited descriptions of the characters. 

During the discussion, they mention, The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog and chat about how children are impacted by their environment.

 At the end of the show, Lisa has a segment called, “Everyone Hated It But Me,” where she recommends two non-fiction books, Destiny of the Republic: a Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President and The Library Book.

 Below are links to articles and videos mentioned on the podcast: 


·      You can hear author Delia Owens talk about the book

·      Here’s a review that delves into discrepancies of the characters mentioned on the podcast.

·       In an article author Janice Harayda calls, “Where The Crawdads Sing” the most over-rated novel of the decade and discusses stereotypes in the book. 

·      This blog post and a Goodreads review by Betsy Robinson are also highlighted in the discussion.

·      This Washington Post article delves into how the writing style changes between descriptions of the scenery and the courtroom drama. 

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