A Young Wife

A Novel

A Young Wife

Now in paperback from the author of Perfect Family: “a stirring journey” (Booklist) of love, betrayal, and redemption.

An epic tale of a mother’s sacrifice, determination, and love spanning three continents

When fifteen-year-old Minke van Aisma travels to Amsterdam to care for the dying wife of an older, wealthy man named Sander DeVries, she has no idea what awaits her. Within hours of his wife’s death, Sander proposes marriage, and within days the couple sets sail for the burgeoning oil fields of Argentina. But the future that seemed so bright takes a dark turn the morning their son, Zef, is kidnapped. Dire circumstances dictate that Sander immigrate to New York at once, leaving Minke little choice but to wait for their new baby’s arrival, follow Sander to America, and abandon her firstborn. What follows is a triumphant turn-of-the-century story of faith, betrayal, and redemption, an indelible portrait of one woman’s struggle to steer her own fate.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451612738 | 
  • June 2012
List Price $19.99
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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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About the Author

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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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