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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The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America By Elizabeth Letts Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525619345
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 7th, 2022

Oh my gosh, I loved this wonderful story about a hard-scrabble woman and her animal companions who trekked over 4000 miles, from Maine to California, in the mid-1950s, relying on only each other and the kindness of strangers. It really brought back memories of "the old days" and how different everything was back then!. ~Pam


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A Quiet Life: A Novel By Ethan Joella Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982190972
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Published: Scribner - November 29th, 2022

The Net Beneath Us: A Novel By Carol Dunbar Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250826855
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Published: Forge Books - September 13th, 2022

Alias Emma: A Novel By Ava Glass Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593496794
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Published: Bantam - August 2nd, 2022

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Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels By Paul Pringle Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250824080
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Published: Celadon Books - July 19th, 2022

Oh, wow! Who knew that USC was the largest employer in L.A. and that its top administrators had a hold over both local police departments and the Los Angeles Times top brass. This book is a marvel of investigative journalism, and Paul Pringle and associaties uncovered not one, but two, major scandals at the university. If you liked Bad Blood, you'll love this! ~Pam


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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063204157
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

A wonderful, heartwarming tale about a very clever octopus, Marcellus, a young man trying to find out who his father is, and a retirement age woman dealing wih the loss of her husband and son. I loved it!


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Mad Honey: A Novel By Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781984818386
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 4th, 2022

 


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Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath By Bill Browder Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982153281
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 12th, 2022

If you liked "Red Notice", you'll love this. ~Pam


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Once There Were Wolves: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250244154
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2022

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 By John Grisham Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593359525
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Published: Anchor - February 22nd, 2022

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 By Hazel Prior Cover Image
$17.00
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 By Elizabeth Breck Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9781643857664
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


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When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship By Martha Teichner Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250212528
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Published: Celadon Books - February 1st, 2022

Through a mutual friend, Martha, a CBS Sunday Morning newscaster and dog lover, meets a woman who is dying of cancer and needs a home for her dog, Harry. Martha’s own dog, Minnie, is the same breed, bull terrier. Martha didn’t just take Harry and move on with life. Instead, she met Carol, Harry’s owner, and built a friendship with her throughout her last days. This book is the most poignant story of friendship, love and loss, and how animals help us heal. And, yes, I cried. ~Pam


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

Kristin Hannah just keeps getting better and better. This book blew me away. 1930’s Texas, the dust bowl, the stock market crash, and for the farmers across The Great Plains, came burning winds that destroyed everything in their path. Elsa Martinelli is an incredible woman. She struggles so much through the book but doesn’t let anything keep her from fighting for a better life for her family. ~Pam


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The Unwilling: A Novel By John Hart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250168382
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 5th, 2022

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A Solitude of Wolverines: A Novel of Suspense (Alex Carter Series #1) By Alice Henderson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982087
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 28th, 2021

Henderson has combined her passion for science and the wilderness with a thriller plotline. This is a perfect package of compelling fiction: the creepiness of an abandoned ski resort, the stunning wilderness of Montana, a smart scientist trying to save endangered animals, the gorgeous wolverines who are beautiful, shy, fierce and loving to each other, and an historic small town providing a colourful lineup of potential villains. Highly recommend!  ~Pam


The Great Alone: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250229533
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 24th, 2019

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA By Amaryllis Fox Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525564089
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

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One by One By Ruth Ware 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) By Richard Osman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880987
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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 By Jane Harper 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) By Peter Heller Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

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Seven Lies: A Novel By Elizabeth Kay 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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I Was Told It Would Get Easier By Abbi Waxman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451491893
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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 By Lucy Foley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062868947
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

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Lions of the Sky: The Top Gun for the New Millennium By Paco Chierici 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 By Christopher McDougall Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525433255
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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 By Jane Harper 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 By Harlan Coben 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 By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence 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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How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator) 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 By Fiona Barton 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) By Julie Orringer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400034376
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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 By Amor Towles 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 By John Carreyrou 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 By Bill Browder Cover Image
$18.99
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 By James Hatch, Christian D'Andrea 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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Silent Hearts: A Novel By Gwen Florio Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501181931
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Published: Atria Books - October 22nd, 2019

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


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Fidelity By Jan Fedarcyk Cover Image
$20.79
ISBN: 9781476733883
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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