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The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
  

The Lake of Dreams

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 March 2011.

After years abroad, Lucy returns home from Japan. At a crossroads in her life, she is newly haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Late one night, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be idle curiosities, but soon reveal a complex family history.

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The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

A woman's homecoming, a family secret and an old house that holds the key to a shocking legacy...After years abroad, Lucy returns home from Japan. At a crossroads in her life, she is newly haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. 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 idle curiosities, but soon reveal a complex family history. Old longings stirred up by her passionate first love soon lead her into the unexpected. And as Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her past, the family story she has always known is shattered - and then dramatically reconfigured, emboldening her to live with a freedom she has never known before. With surprises at every turn, brimming with vibrant detail, The Lake of Dreams is a gripping and powerful saga that's sure to enthrall the millions of readers who loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter .

About the Author

Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. Her first novel is The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Penguin, 2007). She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

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Publication date

20th January 2011

Author

Kim Edwards

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Publisher

Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780670920235

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