Reading group reviews: The Lake of Dreams
18 October 2012 / 0 Comments
We gave away 50 reading group sets of Kim Edwards' latest novel, The Lake of Dreams. If your reading group or book club has read the book, please do use this page to post your reviews and see what other reading group members think of it.
About the book
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. However, sleepless one night, she 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. And the more she uncovers, the more Lucy comes to question her own life choices - including why it is that her first lover, Keegan Fall, has never left her heart . . .
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.
About the author
Kim Edwards is the bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter and the PEN/Hemingway Award shortlisted collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King.
Ceredigion Library reading group in Wales thought:
Too many topics linked in a contrived way, as if the author had a list of things to be included, relevant or not. For instance, women priests. In our book group we discussed style, charactesrs, and whether incidents were credible. My favourite character was Keejah because she was the simplest, most believable character.
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