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  • Writer's pictureH. M. L. Swann

#4 BOOKS: Favorite Literary Fiction

Updated: Dec 28, 2020


Yes it won!

Where the Crawdads Sing is a coming of age story about Kya the "marsh girl." She is a survivor with an inner strength that takes my breath away. She is meditative, smart, and self driven.

Taking place in Southern America in the 1960's it is an entrancing story. I felt transported to a time and place I've never been.

Owens wrote a beautifully distilled story that examines how nature and humanity work together. Hear her thoughts on Where the Crawdads Sing here:


I read Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter-house-five as part of my masters course in creative writing. I was thrilled because it has always been on my to-read list (a list that is always too long) and this finally pushed me to read it.

It blew me away and was nothing I expected it to be. I think this is a triumph in literature that examines the effects of war on the human mind.

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See you next Sunday for a new theme for the new year!



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