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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.
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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

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Pam Lewis
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Breathe deeply

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Well, what I like best about myself is that pretty much everything is interesting to me and most of what's interesting is also very funny.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Those elusive moment of utter contentment that surprise me at various times.  I might be out to dinner with good friends, look around and think this is happiness. Or with someone I love and have the same experience. Or outside in a wild place. In each case it's a recognition of that particular moment as happiness. It comes upon me; I don't seek it out.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to meet my grandfather, who my mother described as the Devil incarnate. Shortly after bringing her to America from Holland, he abandoned my grandmother and four small daughters to start a new family with her sister. I'd like to meet him not as a grand daughter but as a peer. I'd like to know what made him tick. There had to be something redeeming in the man for my grandmother to love him until the day she died

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I play way too much online Scrabble.

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