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Home Kim Edwards The Lake of Dreams. THE LAKE OF DREAMS IS FICTIONAL, AS ARE ITS INHABITANTS, and exists only in the realm of the imagination.

Home Kim Edwards The Lake of Dreams. The lake of dreams, . 0. However, in writing this novel I drew deeply on my extensive experiences in the spectacular Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, an area rich in history and beauty. The Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls is real, of course, and I am grateful to the archivists there who spoke with me at length about their work.

The lake of dreams : a novel, Kim Edwards

The lake of dreams : a novel, Kim Edwards. p. cm. eISBN: 9781101479513. 1. Adult children-Family n. Your support of the author’s rights is appreciated. For my family, especially my parents, John and Shirley. I learned both what is secret and what is manifest, for Wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me. When I reached The Lake of Dreams there was a regatta and the streets were crowded with cars and tourists. 2. There was a detour away from the lake, and on an impulse I turned down the outlet street. The Green Bean was full, people standing on the sidewalk with buzzers in their hands, waiting for a table; clouds of laughter and voices poured from the patio by the water and drifted across the road to me. The glassworks was busy, too. I parked in the gravel lot behind Dream Master, ignoring all the NO TRESPASSING signs.

The Lake of Dreams book. 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 Lucy Jarrett is at a crossroads in her life, still haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade earlier.

From Kim Edwards, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Memory .

From Kim Edwards, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, an arresting novel of one family's secret historyImbued 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 .

Books by this Author. Kim Edwards Author Biography. Kim Edwards is the author of a short story collection, The Secrets of a Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won both a Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, her first novel, became a word-of-mouth best-seller, spending 122 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, 20 of those weeks at #1.

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Kim Edwards o the clouds of mist at their base. We had a drink in the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower, where Yoshi toasted the day and my mother toasted Yoshi and his visit. We got back to The Lake of Dreams quite late, and my mother had to work early the next day. She was gone by the time I got up, but she left a fresh pot of coffee, and a note wishing us a wonderful day.

The Lake of Dreams is her second New York Times bestselling novel. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King. Her honors include the Whiting Award, the British Book Award, and USA Today’s Book of the Year, as well as the Nelson Algren Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This wonderful book should be required reading for every woman. This is a beautiful story about how our history impacts our present and future and how art transcends time. As Lucy searches the lost part of her family's history, she finds herself.

The characters are deep and well developed and the story proceeds at a good pace. For awhile, the basic plot seems like one you may have read a thousand times, but then it twists and the main character grows. I hated having to put it down the writing is so descriptive and rich.

This complex, multigenerational story also incorporates some of the present dilemmas of land use and water preservation. It is a celebration of our mother Earth and its creatures.

Woven into this family story is the history of women's rights and a depiction of how hard they had to be fought for and why we should not take them for granted. Women should remember what it was like before there were laws to protect our rights and take full advantage of our right to vote to protect women in the future instead of allowing them to be eroded by present legislation.
Kim Edward's first novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter: A Novel, was a high concept novel with an intriguing premise. Lake of Dreams is quite different. It starts very slowly and even when it finds its stride, it never becomes a book that I felt any affinity with.

Lucy is living in Japan with her boyfriend Yoshi. She is unsettled, unable to find a job and feeling homesick. She goes to visit her mother who lives in upstate New York - her first visit home in many years, having left soon after her father died in a boating accident. She discovers some long lost letters, which prompts her to investigate a previously unknown family member. This initiates a chain of events that will have a huge impact on her family.

The book is an easy read and feels well researched. Nevertheless I didn't care about any of the characters, didn't find the story terribly interesting and became totally fed up with the endless watery metaphors. The plot is also overly reliant on happy coincidences, timely revelations and the reader's willingness to overlook time compressions that defy the laws of physics.

There have been many recent - and better - books about women uncovering family secrets: Sarah's Key and The Distant Hours: A Novel come to mind.

If you read the Kindle edition of this book, be aware that a family tree is included at the very end.
Lucy Jarrett has always had a hard time staying in one place. Fleeing her upstate New York hometown, Lake of Dreams, to go to college right after her father's tragic accidental death, she has drifted from job to job, place to place, relationship to relationship. Living in Japan with her boyfriend, Yoshi, she starts feeling the same pangs of longing and dissatisfaction, so she jumps at the chance to return home and visit her family after her mother is in a minor car accident. But returning home, Lucy isn't happy to see how her family has moved on in the 10+ years since her father's death, and finds herself treading familiar hurts and frustrations, as well as reconnecting with Keegan Fall, her high school boyfriend.

One night, suffering from jet lag, Lucy picks the lock on an old window seat in her family home and finds a number of what appear to be old letters and historical documents. She begins to research her findings, and what she discovers is more than she bargained for--she finds a hidden secret in her family tree that has the potential for ripple effects into the present, and future. As Lucy tries to uncover more and more of the facts, she also must renegotiate her relationships, with her family, with Keegan, and with Yoshi.

I've always been a fan of stories of family dysfunction and family history, so this book grabbed me pretty quickly. And while the story itself was really interesting, and I really enjoyed the way Kim Edwards laid everything out, I had trouble warming up to Lucy's character until well into the book, and that made immersing myself in the story fully a bit difficult. But by the time I appreciated just how complex a character Lucy was, I found myself truly hooked. While perhaps not as memorable as Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter, this book is definitely an affecting, emotional read.
The Lake of Dreams ebook
Kim Edwards
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