The Lake of Dreams
By Kim Edwards
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143120360, 384pp.)
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
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Imbued 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. 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 secret from her family's past, one that will radically change her--and the future of her family--forever."
The Lake of Dreams "will delight those who loved "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," as well as fans of Anna Quindlen and Sue Miller.
- By virtue of her actions and beliefs, Rose was effectively excised from the Jarrett's family history. How unusual do you think it was for women to suffer this fate?