A new novel by former Vermonter Pam Lewis explores the how a life can be changed by one deadly mistake. “Speak Softly, She Can Hear,” begins in 1965 as two prep school girls secretly travel to Vermont for a night of sexual experimentation. When their adventure takes a tragic turn, they must cover up a brutal death, nearly dying themselves in Vermont’s harsh climate. The girls vow to keep their trip, and the tragedy, a secret for the rest of their lives.
VPR’s Neal Charnoff speaks with Pam Lewis about the book. To hear the interview, click on the “Listen” icon.