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The Lake of Dreams

By Kim Edwards

The Lake of Dreams

Started reading:
30th January 2011
Finished reading:
7th April 2011

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Rating: 10

LOVED this book!
Wonderful novel of a girl who returns to upstate NY after working in Indonesia and Japan and find some mysterious letters in her childhood home.. researching them she finds lost relatives she never knew existed who link to some incrediable stained glass artwork.

Really loved this ‘letter from Rose’ as it is so very true: I have seen it, how anger makes a space for what I must call evil. This is what I had come to understand, going with Vivian through the turmoiled street, into the buildings where people suffered, where they died, and where grief and anger infected those who loved them as surely as any illness did, and insidious as any virus. I used to have a simpler idea. I used to think there was good and there was evil… That is what I used think, that some people were simplly good and others were not, and that I, of course, was good. But now I think instead that evil is a force in the world, a force that seeks, and it finds its way into our lives through anger and loss, through sadness and betrayal, like mold on bread, like rot on an apple, it takes hold.