Pam Lewis: Books
A Young Wife
When fifteen-year-old Minke van Aisma is sent from her small village in the Netherlands to tend the dying wife of the much older Sander DeVries, she has no idea what awaits her. She is unprepared for his sumptuous home in Amsterdam, for the tension in the household caused by the couple’s disagreeable daughter and impaired son, or for the mystery around Sander’s background and business.
The tale of an upper-class New England family besieged by tragedy, deception, and the dark secrets that undo them.
Speak Softly, She Can Hear
Sixteen-year-old Carole is a recent transfer to an exclusive prep school in New York City. Intelligent, kind-hearted, and witty, but overweight and socially awkward, Carole has only one real friend, the thin, brassy, emotionally troubled Naomi. With the sexual revolution of the 1960s swinging into high gear, Naomi persuades Carole that the time has come to “go all the way.”