Kim Edwards’ first novel was arguably one of the biggest debuts of the last decade. Once out in paperback, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter sold more than 4 million copies in the United States alone and spent 122 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list, including 23 weeks in the No. 1 spot.

The book was translated into 38 languages and discussed by book clubs around the world who have been anxiously awaiting Kim Edward’s next book.

Well, here we are… 5 years after the paperback release of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and Kim is back with a new book.

THE  LAKE OF DREAMS was just released last week and Kim has already started her month long tour around the country.  The book is the story of Lucy Jarrett; a woman, who on the quest to uncover a family secret from generations past, discovers the key to her life in the present.

I caught up with Kim this past Saturday night at The Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta for a chat.

In this week’s podcast, Kim and I talk about how the success of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter affected her, we talk about the themes and story in The Lake of Dreams, and we even talk about Stephen King and a fun little inside joke in the book.

Enjoy the interview and subscribe to our newsletter by January 31st for a chance to win an autographed copy of THE LAKE OF DREAMS!

— Dana Barrett, Editor