[Skaneateles, NY]Kim Edwards, a native to Skaneateles and award winning author, will sign her novel, Memory Keeper’s Daughter and The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories, at Creekside Books & Coffee on Saturday, September 29th at 1:00 pm.
“We are so excited to have Kim back for an author event at Creekside and to meet and greet all of her fans,” says Creekside owner Erika L. Davis. “Both of her books will make great holiday gifts, especially after being personalized by Kim.”
Praise for THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER
“Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER.
?The Washington Post
Edwards, the author of a short-story collection and the winner of a Nelson Algren Award is a born novelist. From the riveting depiction of the twins’ birth, which opens the book, she sustains suspense through 400 pages of compelling prose, consistent characterization and a plot that is poignant without being preachy or sticky-sweet. THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER is a paean to such persistence and power, rich with psychological detail and the nuances of human connection.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Edwards has won numerous awards, including a Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award and most recently the Kentucky Literary Award for fiction. She is the author of a collection of short stories, THE SECRETS OF A FIRE KING, which was an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Anteaus, Story, and The Paris Review and have received a National Magazine Awards for excellence in Fiction and a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of the Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, she currently teaches writing at the University of Kentucky. This is her first novel, which has been chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover title. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and daughters.
“We are honored that Kim is, once again, taking time away from her busy schedule for an event at Creekside,” says Davis.
Creekside Books & Coffee is located at 35 Fennell Street in Skaneateles. The bookstore is the only retail store in the village selling new hardcover and paperback books as well as toys, gifts, greeting cards and other merchandise. The coffeehouse features the freshest roasted coffee in town, a light fare menu and a pleasant atmosphere to relax and enjoy.