Review: This book is so beautifully written that you will simultaneously want to devour it in a single sitting and make time slow down to make the experience of reading this book last as long as possible. Kya Clark, known as the Marsh Girl in her small town, has survived on her own since childhood. People think she’s odd, but really she’s shy and sensitive. When the town’s prodigal son disappears in late 1969, the locals immediately cast suspicion on Kya. Her struggle to prove her innocence becomes a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the wild marshes of North Carolina, a place rendered so beautiful in Owens’s description that it will have you itching to spend a few days in nature.