Ruffing Montessori
Rocky River

Parents’ Book Club

March Meeting

The Ruffing Parent Book Club is a place for parents to come together in an informal, relaxed atmosphere, to share our love of readingIt is also a great opportunity to involve our parent community, engage them in insightful discussions and gain new perspectives. Through the year we will meet over breakfast every 6-8 weeks and discuss a range of genres which focus on children and family.

We look forward to seeing many of you – parents and grandparents, new and old faces, on May 14.

Date:  Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9:15am to 10:45am

Book:  Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

Venue: First Watch

19340 Detroit Road

Rocky River, OH 44116

RSVP: By May 13, if attending to Vasanti Hegde at or text: 440-522 6471


The wildlife scientist Delia Owens has found her voice in WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, #1 New York Times Bestseller.  It is a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature. Owens here surveys the  marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders — and dangers — of her private world.

Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the  beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. 

Where the Crawdads Sing is about resiliency and survival, but also alienation. In terms of pacing, it is eventful and mostly fast-moving.