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Chapter Chats: Where The Crawdads Sing | Duluth Pack

Duluth Pack’s Chapter Chats Debut

The time has come. Here at Duluth Pack, we are thrilled to announce the debut of the Duluth Pack Book Club and monthly discussion category,  #ChapterChats. This is our first book club selection due to your recommendations, and we could not be more excited to share our experience with you. Our customers have been requesting a Duluth Pack Book Club, and here we are delivering. Duluth Pack values and takes pride in our community and this is an additional way we can connect with you all. Our goal for this book club and monthly discussion segment, Chapter Chats, is to allow for interconnectivity to transpire between us all, along with intriguing and thought-provoking discussions.

Our very first Chapter Chats book selection is, Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This read is one for the books. Where the Crawdads Sing has all of the drama, innocence, devastation, and passion that you may be seeking within a captivating read. There has been a lot of hype surrounding this particular book, and it is well-deserving of the attention. We believe this book, Where The Crawdads Sing, is the ideal book to launch our very first Chapter Chats discussion, because the reader will connect and become empathetic for the mysterious main character, Kya (referred to as the “Marsh Girl”), and as the audience observes her whole life develop to fruition. We became thoroughly invested in her story, growth, and capabilities as a self-made woman.

“I had so many people telling me about this read, I started and could not stop, and absolutely fell in love with this story! There is a master craft and reason behind every element within this intriguing story and the twists and turns will leave you wanting more. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone!” -Madisyn Weyrens

Kya is a young girl who becomes broken and empty after a sheltered childhood of confusion and has to process her life and the nature that surrounds her. This lifestyle inevitably raises this young girl into the intelligent, clever, and carefree woman of the wild that she becomes throughout the longevity of this story and her life. All the while of living and fending for herself in the deep marshes of North Carolina's coastal backdrop, this mysterious “Marsh Girl” battles a few too many heartaches that leave her trusting no one besides herself and the seagulls that guide her simple, perplexing, and beautiful life. There is also a murder in Barkley Cove of the city’s all-star athlete, Chase Andrews, that is weaved throughout the plot of Kya’s delicate and simple life within the marshes. The hope, intrigue, and anticipation will certainly keep you on your toes, wanting to read more of Kya’s life story and the trials she faces throughout the book, Where the Crawdads Sing.

“This book was gripping from the first page to the last. It has stuck with me 6 months later and is one of the best books I have ever read. It tugged on my heartstrings, my mind, and my perspective. This is a must-read!” –Andrea Johnson

Watch our Chapter Chat Video Here.

We advocate for discussion with one another about the book itself, along with the experience you felt while reading the story, as well as reflecting upon your own life’s adventure. After you complete this beautifully constructed piece of literate, Where The Crawdads Sing, here are some discussion questions to engage and ponder with yourself, family, friends, co-workers, or even a fellow customer that you may run into at Duluth Pack.

  1. What was the major theme/minor themes included in this story that you thought brought light and impacted the story most?
  2. How do you think Kya’s innocence and personality added or changed the story through the longevity of the book, along with how the book ended?
  3. Do you think Kya’s collection of the items she found in the marsh had a deeper notion/meaning behind how the story concluded? How so?
  4. Reflecting upon this story, which elements do you think are the most important or stood out to you most that gave an insight as to how the story concluded?

We hope you are just as excited as we are for this very first Chapter Chats discussion brought to you by Duluth Pack. This is a new adventure we can attain together, watch out for more updates and release of our next book club selection, but until then buckle down on the beach, in your home, with your friends, with a glass of wine, or with your morning coffee, read Where The Crawdads Sing, and enjoy. If you have any recommendations for good reads that we can add to the Duluth Pack Book Club reader's list, or you would like to share your thoughts on this selection with us, give us a shout at marketing@duluthpack.com

Happy reading, friends!