Remedies, a novel by local Jewish author Kate Ledger, has been released by in a paperback edition by Berkley. Three book signings are planned in Minnesota: 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Beagle Books, 112 Third St. W., Park Rapids; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 at The Bookcase, 607 Lake St. E., Wayzata; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at Borders, 8472 Tamarack Bay, Woodbury.
Remedies is an account of the lives of a seemingly perfect couple, Simon and Emily Bear, and their un-confronted personal problems, particularly their lack of communication after the death of their infant son. The two are successful in their own fields of work, and together with their 13-year-old daughter and lovely house, have a secure status in their community.
But as events unfold and their world dissolves around them, Simon and Emily are forced to wonder: Does anyone ever recover from profound loss?
Ledger grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Akiba Hebrew Academy and the University of Pennsylvania. She then received a master of fine arts degree in fiction from the University of Arizona. For several years, she worked as the senior writer at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She has published articles in Self, Health and other national magazines as a freelance writer. She lives in St. Paul with her husband and children.