The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
A Novel

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From Kim Edwards, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, an arresting novel of one family's secret history

Imbued with all the lyricism, compassion, and suspense of her bestselling novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards’s The Lake of Dreams is a powerful family drama and an unforgettable story of love lost and found.

Lucy Jarrett is at a crossroads in her life, still haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade earlier. She returns to her hometown in Upstate New York, The Lake of Dreams, and, late one night, she cracks the lock of a window seat and discovers a collection of objects. They appear to be idle curiosities, but soon Lucy realizes that she has stumbled across a dark secret from her family's past, one that will radically change her—and the future of her family—forever.

The Lake of Dreams
will delight those who loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, as well as fans of Anna Quindlen and Sue Miller.
 

About Kim Edwards

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Kim Edwards is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, which was translated into thirty-eight languages.  She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Lake of Dreams, and a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King.  Her honors include the Whiting Award, the British Book Award, and USA Today’s Book of the Year, as well as the Nelson Algren Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has taught widely in the US and Asia, and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
 
Published January 4, 2011 by Penguin Books. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lucy Jarrett receives word that her mother has been in an accident.

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Book Reporter

When Lucy Jarrett receives a message that her mom has been in an accident --- nothing serious, no need to be here --- of course she returns home.

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The Bookbag

Yes Pages: 400 Date: January 2011 Publisher: Viking ISBN: 978-0670920235 The book opens with a lovely and intriguing sentence - My name is Lucy Jarrett and before I knew about the girl in the window ...

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Dallas News

Kim Edwards’ debut novel, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter in 2006, whooshed like a tsunami through the literary landscape, becoming a huge best-seller and earning fierce loyalty among her readers.

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Express

As Lucy delves ever deeper into this hidden family secret, she sets in motion a train of events that will affect her family forever more.

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Oregon Live

Lucy Jarrett -- the protagonist in Kim Edward's much anticipated new novel, "The Lake of Dreams" -- is living in a village near the Sea of Japan with her boyfriend, Yoshi.

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Independent.ie

While in many ways this book feels like the victim of too-careful research, a caution doubtless inspired by second-book pressure, I fell in love with Lucy in a quiet way and her struggle to face up to herself and her own happiness kept me gripped until the end.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Kim Edwards, who teaches writing at the University of Kentucky, is the author of the bestselling novel The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2005), which seemed to be everywhere we looked a few years ago, and the short story collection The Secrets of a Fire King (1997).

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California Literary Review

He next adds even more significantly, “… I mean, lately you seem like a very sad and lonely person, that’s all.” The truth of these words strike her deeply and it is not long before she too comes to the realization that she must indeed take this trip back home, and do it as soon as possible!

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