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Kim Edwards

Autor/a de The Memory Keeper's Daughter

9+ obres 19,179 Membres 553 Ressenyes 11 preferits

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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. mostra'n més 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Kim Edwards, Kim Edmards

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Obres de Kim Edwards

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The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Memory Keeper's Daughter [2008 TV movie] (2008) — Original novel — 15 exemplars
Antaeus No. 69, Fall 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars


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I couldn't decide whether the consequences detailed in the book were beliveable or not.
Interesting, even though I din't like David, Norah or even the son that much
cspiwak | Hi ha 477 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
3.25 stars

Lucy has been living abroad for a number of years, but when her mother is injured and in hospital, she decides to come home. Her partner, Yoshi, will join her later. Lucy’s family has had some quarrels (particularly her father (died a while back) and his brother/Lucy’s uncle Art), mostly over the family business and inheritance. Now, her brother is working for Art, and her mom is considering selling the house and land to Art. The land sits on an ecologically sensitive lake that Art wants to develop.

While Lucy is helping clean out the house, she comes across some paperwork that mentions Rose. It sounds like Rose is someone in the family, but Lucy has never heard of her, so she does some research to try to find out who Rose was. And uncovers other secrets along the way.

Through the first 2/3 or so of the book, I would have rated it 3 stars (ok), but I increased it just a touch, as I got much more interested in the last 1/3. I did skim parts of the first of the book, so I did miss a few things. I liked that Lucy went back to Yoshi, rather than falling in love (again) with Keegan. So many novels would go the other way. I think I liked it because the author made sure that the reader could see how much Lucy still loves and misses Yoshi via their conversations, whereas so many other books wouldn’t go into that. I also liked the ecological slant to the story (though that wasn’t explored in a lot of detail, but it still appealed to me).
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LibraryCin | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | Feb 10, 2024 |
Doctor father gives away Down?s twin child at birth. Excellent story
bentstoker | Hi ha 477 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |



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