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Waiting on Wednesday: The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


The highly anticipated new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter

With revelations that prove as captivating as the deceptions at the heart of her bestselling phenomenon The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards now gives us the story of a woman's homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family.

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 lineage00from 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 place piece of the puzzle that's sure to enthrall the millions of readers who loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

About the Author

Kim Edwards is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter and a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King. Her honors 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.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670022179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670022175

I loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter.  I hope this one is just as good.


      1. I hope when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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      3. I can't wait to read this book too! I have a review copy of it and I can't wait to start it.

      4. The Storm Before Atlanta
        By Karen Schwabach
        Publication date: December 28, 2010

        At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

      5. I have an ARC of this one sitting on my shelf and I can't wait to read it!

      6. It does look really good. I'm sorry to say I haven't read Memory Keeper's Daughter yet, but I'm moving it up the list!


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