Pam Lewis

Pam Lewis lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Rob Funk. Since 1991, she has worked as a freelance writer of business and marketing communications. She is the author of the novels Perfect Family and Speak Softly, She Can Hear and her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and various literary magazines.

Books by this Author

A Young Wife
Perfect Family
Speak Softly, She Can Hear

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A Young Wife

Author Pam Lewis recounts the journey of learning her family's origins in writing her new novel, A YOUNG WIFE

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Breathe deeply

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. This could sound a little pompous, but Edith Wharton. Not for her work (which I admire but do not identify with) but for her life, which was a huge inspiration to me.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. When my husband was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, I realized that I would have to access my highest self to be able to care for him properly. And I did. Not that there weren't slips and frustrations, but I loved hving to reach alwasy for more patience, more understanding, more strength and more humor during those years.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, intelligence and a sense of humor.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My friend, the short story writer Leslie Johnson. Warm, honest, funny, with more social grace in her little finger than I have in my whole self.

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