Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lake of Dreams

The Lake of Dreams is the second novel by Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, who also wrote a lovely short story collection The Secrets of the Fire King. Since I love Edwards description and really enjoyed both of her previous books I'm pretty excited about The Lake of Dreams, to be published January 4th 2011 by Viking Adult. 
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 lineage00from 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.
I was contacted about an ARC for The Lake of Dreams and usually I'm not in much of a rush for a specific book but in this case I'd love to get a chance to read it as soon as possible, it looks fantastic!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. This sounds fabulous! I loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

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