The Lake of Dreams (Paperback)
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The Lake of Dreams (Paperback)

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From the author of the bestselling and beloved novel "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards, comes a mesmerising story of startling family secrets and lies in the "Sunday Times" bestselling novel "The Lake of Dreams". The darkest secrets are the ones we hide from ourselves...Ten years ago, traumatized by her father's death, Lucy left her home and her country. Now, she returns to her family's rambling lakeside home to lay old ghosts to rest. Sleepless one night, Lucy makes a momentous discovery. Locked in a moonlit window seat is a collection of family heirlooms - objects whose secrets no one was ever supposed to find. Piecing together her family's true history, she realises that the story she has always been told was a fiction...Mesmerizing and haunting, "The Lake of Dreams" is a startling story of family secrets and lies, lost love and redemption, and of the many pieces and puzzles that make up a life. "An emotional novel with lyrical touches". ("Sunday Times"). "Beautifully plotted and breathtakingly accomplished". ("Daily Express"). "An absorbing, perceptive and moving tale". ("Daily Mail"). "A powerful saga". ("Good Housekeeping"). "An epic of discovery and deception". ("She"). "A page-turner". ("Red"). Kim Edwards is the author of the bestselling "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" and a collection of short stories, "The Secrets of a Fire King". Her honours include the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award, as well as the Kentucky Literary Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the NEA. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780670920259

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I enjoyed The Memory Keeper's Daughter, but I find Kim Edwards's style of writing can sometimes be a little slow, and it was only the good plot of her first book that kept me reading. Although there were... More

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18th January 2014
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The second Kim Edwards novel I have read and this one was as supurb as her first.
The characters are engaging, the plot moves along really well and the setting is wonderfully described.
The novel is written in a... More

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13th June 2012
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“An amazing book!”

I have just finished reading "The Lake of Dreams" by Kim Edwards and have to say that I have been totally mesmerised by it since picking it up.

It is a wonderfully crafted story that keeps the reader in... More

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3rd January 2011
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