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Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa—Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife, among many others. She currently lives in Idaho, where she continues her support for the people and wildlife of Zambia. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.

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Delia Owens is the author of books: Where the Crawdads Sing, The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness, Penguin Random House Audio Story Sampler 2019, Delia and Mark Owens in Africa: A Life in the Wild, Gesundheit, Educated / Where the Crawdads Sing, Secrets of the Savanna: Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries of Elephants and People, Cry of the Kalahari, Delia Owens in Africa: A Life in the Wild, Die Kokainbosse / Schätze dieser Erde / Herbstmilch / Der Ruf der Kalahari

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For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.

But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life's lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world–until the unthinkable happens.

In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a profound coming of age story and haunting mystery. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the child within us, while also subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

The story asks how isolation influences the behavior of a young woman, who like all of us, has the genetic propensity to belong to a group. The clues to the mystery are brushed into the lush habitat and natural histories of its wild creatures.
After being expelled from Botswana for writing their controversial bestseller Cry of the Kalahari, Mark and Delia Owens set off on a journey across Africa, searching for a new Eden. They found it in Zambia, but elephant poachers soon had them fighting for their lives when they tried to stop the slaughter. 16 pages of photos, half in color.
Available exclusively on Bookstore Day (April 27, 2019), the Penguin Random House Audio sampler features some of the most popular independent bookstore bestsellers:

Where the Crawdads Sing
By Delia Owens

Black Leopard, Red Wolf
By Marlon James

There There
By Tommy Orange

Washington Black
By Esi Edugyan

Dreyer's English
By Benjamin Dreyer

The Unwinding of the Miracle
By Julie Yip-Williams

Daisy Jones & The Six
By Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Phantom Tollbooth
By Norton Juster
Please Note That The Following Individual Books As Per Original ISBN and Cover Image In this Listing shall be Dispatched Collectively:

Educated Tara Westover, Where the Crawdads Sing [Hardcover] 2 Books Collection Set:

Educated Tara Westover:
Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals.As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it.

Where the Crawdads Sing:
For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and -- in the end -- themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses' unique passions.
This is the story of the Owens' travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and the animals they loved. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.
This exclusive edition collects three real-life adventures in one volume and is available only at Barnes & Noble.
Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People)

Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari. But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved.

They set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness in The Eye of the Elephant. They land in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits. The peace, though, was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a high-stakes struggle to save the wildlife.

With Secrets of the Savanna, Delia and Mark tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and — in the end — themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.
Sie begannen als kleine Staßengangster. Heute kontrollieren sie den Kokainschmuggel von den Kokapflanzern in Bolivien und Peru bis zum Verteilernetz in den USA. Erpressung, Terror und Mord gehören zu ihrem Geschäft. Dieser bisher vollständigste und aktuellste Bericht über das Medellin-Kartell zeigt, wie ein multinationales Verbrechersyndikat die USA mit Kokain überschwemmt, Kolumbien in einen bürgerkriegsähnlichen Zustand versetzt und über ganz Südamerika ein feinmaschiges Netz der Korruption gelegt hat.

Vergrabene, versunkene, verlorene Schätze locken seit Jahrhunderten zahllose Schatzsucher in alle Teile der Welt. Auch der Schriftsteller Günter Seuren und der Filmemacher Sylvio Heufelder haben sich verführen lassen: Sie haben die Spuren der legendären Schätze verfolgt und in Wort und Bild aufgezeichnet. Eroberer und Piraten, Könige und Rebellen begegnen dem Leser auf dieser Reise rund um den Globus und durch die Jahrhunderte - und unzählige namenlose Männer, die den Traum von einer "Schatzinsel" nachjagten. Einem Traum, der heute so lebendig ist wie eh und je.

"Herbstmilch" ist die Lebensgeschichte der Bäuerin Anna Wimschneider, eine persönliche Geschichte und doch zugleich ein Dokument unserer Zeit. Einfach und ergreifend erzählt Anna Wimschneider von Mühe und Not, von Liebe und Leid, von Armut und Krieg, vom Kampf ums Dasein, der nur aufrecht zu bestehen ist. Ein ehrliches und erschütterndes Buch, das die Herzen seiner Leser erreicht.

Sieben Jahre verbringt ein junges amerikanisches Zoologenehepaar in einem der letzten noch unberührten Gebiete unserer Erde, der Kalahari. Mit unglaublichen Enthusiasmustrotzen sie allen Bedrängnissen der Wildnis und werden reich belohnt, als ihnen völlig neue Entdeckungen über das Verhalten von Löwen und Hyänen gelingen.