Kim Edwards hit the big time in a big way with her 2005 debut novel, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. The novel became a word-of-mouth hit and a book club favorite. We said this family drama about a doctor and his wife who deny their daughter’s existence once they discover she has Downs syndrome “reveals the strength of family bonds under unique and difficult circumstances.”
Next year, Edwards will have another chance to delight readers with Lake of Dreams (Viking), which will hit shelves on January 4. From the catalog:
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 lineage—from 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 placed piece of the puzzle that’s sure to enthrall the millions of readers who loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.
Will you read?