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Kim Edwards is the author of the # 1 international bestseller The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, which spent 122 weeks on the New York Times best seller list, was chosen as Book of the Year by USA Today, and which was made into an Emmy-nominated film. Edwards’ other books are the bestselling novel, The Lake of Dreams, an Independent Booksellers pick, as well as a critically acclaimed collection of stories, The Secrets of a Fire King. Her stories have appeared in many periodicals, including The Paris Review, Story, Ploughshares, and Zoetrope. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, the National Magazine Award, the Nelson Algren Award, and inclusion in both The Best American Short Stories and the Symphony Space program ‘Selected Shorts.’ Kim Edwards is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the British Book award, as well as grants from the Pennsylvania and Kentucky Arts Councils, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her books have sold nearly 10 million copies around the world, and has been published in more than 38 countries.



Praise for The Memory Keeper's Daughter:

"Kim Edwards writes with great wisdom and compassion about family, choices, secrets, and redemption."

--Luanne Rice


"Edwards is a born novelist....The Memory Keeper's Daughter is rich with psychological detail and the nuances of human connection. [An] extraordinary debut."

-Chicago Tribune


"Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of The Memory Keeper's Daughter."

-The Washington Post


"Absolutely mesmerizing."

-Sue Monk Kidd


"Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption... you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again . . . simply a beautiful book."

-Jodi Picoult

"Kim Edwards writes with great wisdom and compassion.... This is a wonderful, heartbreaking, heart-healing novel."

-Luanne Rice


"A heart-wrenching book, by turns light and dark, literary and suspenseful."

-Library Journal

"A gripping novel, beautifully written."

-Ursula Hegi

"Gripping from its start. Highly accomplished."

-The Guardian (UK)

"A remarkable achievement. [Kim Edwards has] clearly hit a nerve."

-The Independent (UK)

"Masterfully written...a compelling story that explores universal themes: the secrets we harbor, even from those we love; our ability to rationalize all manner of lies; and our fear that there will always be something unknowable about the people we love most."

-The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"I devoured it."

-Sena Jeter Naslund



Praise for The Lake of Dreams:

"This is a powerful story about the influence of history, the importance of our beliefs, and the willingness to embrace them all."


"Gorgeously written. . . . luminously beautiful."

--The Dallas Morning News

"[Edwards's] latest novel, set in the Finger Lakes region of her native New York, is another tour de force that showcases her talent for engaging readers immediately and, her agile prose would argue, effortlessly."

--Louisville Courier-Journal

"Beautifully written, with vivid imagery and emotion, this book shines with artistry. Edwards has another winner here."





Praise for The Secrets of a Fire King:

"Impeccable, a treasure . . . Edwards's brilliance is evident in the way she constructs a story."

-Chicago Tribune

"Stunning . . . [Edwards's] sinuous prose and endless empathy work their spell. . . . Radiant, original, and passionate, these are memorable stories."

-Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever

"The Secrets of a Fire King gives eloquence to an astonishing range of discoveries and leaves the reader entranced."

-The New York Times Book Review


"Beautifully focused ... [Edwards's] tales read like the work of a wise traveler who returns home with uncommon souvenirs from other lands."

-Publishers Weekly

"Striking ... powerful."

-The Boston Globe