‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Is the Most Overrated Novel of the Decade

A №1 bestseller has racial stereotypes, romance-novel clichés — and Reese Witherspoon as a producer of the movie

Clapper for the movie / Credit: Sony Pictures

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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.