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The Lake of Dreams [Audio]
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Kim Edwards has won numerous awards, including a Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award and most recently the Kentucky Literary Award for fiction. She is the author of a collection of short stories, "The Secrets Of a Fire King," which was an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in "Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Anteaus, Story," and "The Paris Review" and have received a National Magazine Awards for excellence in Fiction and a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of the Iowa s Writers Workshop, she currently teaches writing at the University of Kentucky. This is her first novel, which has been chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover title. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and daughters."

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Once again, Edwards has created a memorable cast of easily recognizable characters . . . This is a powerful story about the influence of history, the importance of our beliefs, and the willingness to embrace them all.
"Booklist" Gorgeously written. . . . luminously beautiful.
"The Dallas Morning News" [Edwards s] latest novel, set in the Finger Lakes region of her native New York, is another tour de force that showcases her talent for engaging readers immediately and, her agile prose would argue, effortlessly.
"Louisville Courier-Journal"
Beautifully written, with vivid imagery and emotion, this book shines with artistry.Edwards has another winner here, and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Bookreporter.com Kim Edwards writes with great wisdom and compassion about family, choices, secrets, and redemption.
Luanne Rice"

Lucy Jarrett returns to Lake of Dreams in upstate New York a decade after her father's mysterious death. She was only a teenager then, but she still has not absolved herself of her guilt over not going fishing with him the night he died. Her mother lives alone in a few rooms of their large family home, where Lucy discovers some old letters in a window seat. She grows determined to solve the mysteries surrounding her great-grandfather's suffragette sister, Rose, who was forced to give away an illegitimate daughter and who may have been the muse for a famous stained-glass artist. Lucy's high school boyfriend, Keegan Fall, a glass artist himself, also enters the picture. Lucy's domestic partner, Yoshi, is headed to Lake of Dreams from Japan, and Lucy's not sure if they have a future together. Many un-resolved issues come to a head for Lucy in a few short weeks, and this somewhat strains credibility. Verdict Edwards's runaway best seller, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, which so engaged the hearts of many readers, is indisputably a hard act to follow. Lacking the melodramatic sizzle of its predecessor, this sophomore effort is a colorful but middling multilayered novel about family history, love, and redemption. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/10.]-Keddy Ann Outlaw, formerly with Harris Cty. P.L., Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Once again, Edwards has created a memorable cast of easily recognizable characters . . . This is a powerful story about the influence of history, the importance of our beliefs, and the willingness to embrace them all.
"Booklist"

Gorgeously written. . . . luminously beautiful.
"The Dallas Morning News" [Edwards s] latest novel, set in the Finger Lakes region of her native New York, is another tour de force that showcases her talent for engaging readers immediately and, her agile prose would argue, effortlessly.
"Louisville Courier-Journal"
Beautifully written, with vivid imagery and emotion, this book shines with artistry.Edwards has another winner here, and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Bookreporter.com Kim Edwards writes with great wisdom and compassion about family, choices, secrets, and redemption.
Luanne Rice"

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