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Pam

Pam

After graduating from Brown University, Pam spent many years in high tech, moving from Washington, D.C. to L.A. and finally to Silicon Valley to work for Fairchild, a start-up, and Novell. She landed at Kepler's Books, at last merging her high-tech acumen with her passion for literature. She managed the event program at Kepler's from 2005-2014 and has been instrumental in developing the literary and cultural programs used by KLF today.

Favorite Genres: 
Biography
Fiction
Memoirs
Mystery
Book Recommendations: 
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Once There Were Wolves Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250244147
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 3rd, 2021

Through Inti Flynn, who leads a team of biologists to reintroduce 14 wolves into the wild Scottish Highlands, McConaghy illuminates the hard-fought battle to save them from extinction and shows how they fit in to the total plant-life balance. I loved this as much as her wonderful debut, Migrations. --Pam


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Sooley: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385547680
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Doubleday - April 27th, 2021

Even if you don't love basketball, you'll be enthralled by this story about a South Sudanese boy who gets selected to go to the U.S. to try for a team. Totally different from Grisham's legal thrillers, I loved it. --Pam


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How the Penguins Saved Veronica Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984803818
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Berkley - June 16th, 2020

A lovely, lovely story about Veronica, a curmudgeonly 85-year-old, who finds family and friendship in, of all places, a penguin research station in Anarctica. It's funny, sad and hopeful, and I couldn't put it down!


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Double Take: A Madison Kelly Mystery Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781643857664
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Crooked Lane Books - October 12th, 2021

Madison Kelly, a La Jolla PI, is hired to find a missing local journalist. As she follows the woman's trail, Madison begins to realize that the case involves way more than a missing person, but rather a string of murders and insurance fraud. A thrill ride from beginning to end, interspersed with the beauty of the San Diego coast. I couldn't put this down! --Pam


When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250212535
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Celadon Books - February 2nd, 2021

The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

The Unwilling: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250167729
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

A Solitude of Wolverines: A Novel of Suspense (Alex Carter Series #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982087
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 28th, 2021

The Great Alone: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250229533
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 24th, 2019

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525564089
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

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One by One Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188824
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 4th, 2021

Knives Out meets Agatha Christie meets corporate ski retreat. Nine tech startup execs arrive at a beautiful, isolated French chalet for a week of skiing, bonding, and meetings to determine the future of the company. After getting snowed in they start disappearing one by one... A great thriller to read while sitting by a cozy fire with a cup of cocoa. -Pam


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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880987
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

 

Four feisty residents of an upscale retirement community in the English countryside are always looking for excitement. They meet every week to try to solve cold cases, so when an actual murder occurs on their doorstep, they insinuate themselves into the police investigation. Full of twists and turns, this story is a lot of fun and very clever! -Pam


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The Dry: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105622
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

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The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

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Seven Lies: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984879738
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Published: Penguin Books - June 15th, 2021

Jane comes from a very dysfunctional family, but she's made a once-in-a-lifetime friend, Marnie. She also has found a true love, Jonathan. When Jonathan tragically dies after being hit by a car, Marnie becomes Jane's obsession. Very chilling page-turner that I couldn't put down.


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The Sunday Girl Cover Image
$26.99
Not available
ISBN: 9781728210858
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 19th, 2020

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I Was Told It Would Get Easier Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451491893
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Berkley - June 16th, 2020

This book was so much fun, and I don't even have kids about to go off to college. A mom and her daughter go with a group to tour East Coast universities, and I laughed out loud at parts of it. You'll love it! --Pam


The Guest List: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062868947
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

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Lions of the Sky: The Top Gun for the New Millennium Cover Image
$17.24
ISBN: 9781640620728
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Braveship Books - April 9th, 2019

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Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525433255
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

A heartwarming story about a lonely and traumatized donkey who is nursed back to life and purpose by a large and varied group of both people and farm animals.

This book is also educational as Chris has included a lot of information about Amish life, female ultra-marathoners, the history of the Leadville race, and burro racing. I loved it! --Pam


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The Lost Man Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105707
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 31st, 2019

I’ve loved everything by Jane Harper, but this is the best yet. Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely Australian outback. Their third brother lies dead at their feet. What really happened to him? The death, though, is only the background; the family and their relationships, past misdeeds and abuses, are at the forefront. A story that even those who do not read mysteries will enjoy. A setting that is beautifully described and prose where not a word is wasted.  --Pam


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Run Away Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538748442
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2019

A daughter lost to drugs and parents desperate to find her. Add in the murders of step-brothers who’ve never met. One of Coben’s best ever! It kept me guessing right up until the very end. --Pam


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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250007810
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 22nd, 2012

I picked this book up in the Capetown Airport Bookstore on the way to a safari camp in Botswana...a lifetime dream of mine. This true story focuses on Anthony’s taking in a herd of "rogue" wild elephants, the adventures that ensued, and the incredible connections Lawrence formed with them as they learned to trust him. This book was so touching and beautiful, it deeply enriched my trip to Africa! --Pam


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House on Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$18.70
ISBN: 9781501198694
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atria Books - December 3rd, 2019

Leigh and Peter are managing a blended family with ease until one night of misadventures leaves a daughter dead and her step-brother charged with manslaughter. Everyone attempts to go on with their "normal" lives but find that nothing is normal. I found this book to be provocative and compelling. --Pam


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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Mariner Books - September 25th, 2018

The author of The Soul of an Octopus writes a beautiful memoir in thirteen creatures that had me crying and smiling and will delight all animal lovers! --


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The Suspect Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101990520
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Published: Berkley - February 25th, 2020

I couldn’t put this down. Two teenagers, on the trip of their life to Thailand, are found dead in a fire. A reporter’s son, who’s been in Thailand for two years, is connected somehow. Told in three different voices - one of the girls, the reporter, and a police detective - this novel kept me guessing until the end! --Pam


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The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400034376
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Vintage - January 25th, 2011

Even if you never plan to go near Budapest, you have to read this book! It’s not just a tale about the brutality of the Holocaust. It's also a story of survival and love and the heroic measures people will take to protect their families. Beautiful and heart-wrenching. One of my all-time favorite novels! --Pam


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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525431992
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Published: Vintage - January 28th, 2020

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476755748
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 20th, 2015

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Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life's Wars Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974582
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

Not only was I  mesmerized by Jimmy’s life as a Navy SEAL and his years of surgeries and rehab after he was shot, I am blown away by his honesty and by what he is accomplishing now for service dogs and wounded vets. You’ve got to read this book! --Pam


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The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250298874
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 7th, 2020

Annika, an English major, is anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, and she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess. Jonathan joined the chess club and lost his first game to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. This was a lovely read! --Pam


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Livia Lone (Livia Lone Novel #1) Cover Image
$17.55
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ISBN: 9781503939653
Published: Thomas & Mercer - October 25th, 2016

Seattle sex-crimes detective Livia Lone has never stopped looking for her sister. When a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason and the men who trafficked them both, Livia will have to go beyond just being a cop. Beyond even being a vigilante. This is dark but it’s Eisler at his very best! --Pam


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The Possible World: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501166150
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Scribner - September 17th, 2019

A beautiful story that weaves the intersecting lives of a young boy who witnesses a brutal murder, the ER resident who tends to him, and a woman nearing her 100th birthday who’s guarding her long-buried secrets. --Pam


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Fidelity Cover Image
$20.79
ISBN: 9781476733883
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 21st, 2017

Filled with vivid detail from retired FBI Special Agent Jan Fedarcyk, Fidelity is both a thrilling, authentic look into the workings of the FBI and the gripping story of one woman’s fight to honor both love and duty. I loved this! --Pam