Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

Before I got into YA I would read general fiction if that's the correct term and one of the books I loved was The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. I was surprised when browsing my audible email and saw that Kim wrote a new book. The summery sounds good so I might have to pick it up. What are your thoughts?

With revelations that prove as captivating as the deceptions at the heart of her bestselling phenomenon The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards now gives us the story of a woman's homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family.

At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family's rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past. As Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her lineage from an heirloom tapestry and dusty political tracts to a web of allusions depicted in stained-glass windows throughout upstate New York-the family story she has always known is shattered, Lucy's quest for the truth reconfigures her family's history, links her to a unique slice of the suffragette movement, and yields dramatic insights that embolden her to live freely.

With surprises at every turn, brimming with vibrant detail, The Lake of Dreams is an arresting saga in which every element emerges as a carefully place piece of the puzzle that's sure to enthrall the millions of readers who loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

Source: Goodreads


  1. I hadn't heard of this. It sounds good.

    I really like the cover.

    You're right it feels very summer :)

  2. It really does sound good and I did read The Memory Keeper's Daughter too before I got into YA and I loved it. I might have to read this one. =)