The Lake of Dreams
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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 29th 2011
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
This book, while brimming with possibility, is a promise unfulfilled.A young woman, Lucy, returns from Japan to her upstate New York home, actually a Victorian mansion by The Lake of Dreams, a place from which she has distanced herself since her father’s death. As she adjusts to the changes about ...
DISCLAIMER: This is the first book that I have ever read by Kim Edwards and it might be my last, let me explain...First of all, this should of been a book that I enjoyed thoroughly. It's about a young woman named Lucy Jarrett who's about to turn 30 and is at a major cross roads in her life. When her...
The Lake of Dreams is one of my recent purchases. I have to admit I was attracted to the cover (colour, butterfly) on the shelf and after reading the blurb, was hooked in by the family history aspect.The story begins with a prologue that is narrated in the third person. The year is 1910 and it is ...
I agree with a friend of mine who said this book was sloppily written in the first 2/3 of the book. I am not seeing it clean up as greatly as she did though. Although, the story is good, it is not quite as "cleanly" written as I would have expected and I found myself really needing to slow down at t...