Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 662 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.25 in
Published: December 1, 2011
Publisher: Large Print Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1594135029
ISBN - 13: 9781594135026
From the Publisher
A New York Times Bestseller, An Indie Next Pick -- The highly anticipated new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Keeper''s Daughter.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.
About the Author
Kim Edwards received an MFA in Fiction from Colgate University and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Iowa. After completing her graduate work, she and her husband taught on the rural east coast of Malaysia, then in a small city an hour south of Tokyo, and finally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While in Asia, she started writing and publishing short fiction. Her story, Sky Juice, won the Nelson Algren Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Anteaus, Story, and The Paris Review and have received a National Magazine Award for Excellence in Fiction and a Pushcart Prize. Her other works include the short story collection The Secrets of a Fire King and a novel The Memory Keeper's Daughter, which won the Kentucky Literary Award for Fiction in 2005. She also received a Whiting Writers' Award in 2002. She is a graduate of the Iowa's Writers' Workshop and currently teaches writing at the University of Kentucky.