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.
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
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
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
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
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
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! --
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two women in Afghanistan--one an educated Pakistani, the other an American aid worker--come together in Kabul at an NGO that helps Afghan women recover from the Taliban years. Dependent upon their husbands, their loyalties, and their wits, the two grow to form a strong bond. Yet behind the friendship are betrayals that will change their lives forever. This was great reading! --Pam