Monday, May 19, 2014

Featured Book - Enemy in the Garden

Enemy in the Garden
Harriet Pike


"Everything grows in the suburbs. Grass. Trees. Flowers. Ugly ideas. Take, for example, anti-Semitism." 

What happens to an ordinary suburban family when the father is kidnapped by neo-Nazi thugs? 

Nora Miller's perfect suburban world is shattered one May day when her husband disappears from a rally in the park. Set in the 1970s when conflicting ideologies tear at the fabric of society, "Enemy in the Garden" reveals the anti-Semitic strain that lies just below the surface of American life. In her quest to find her husband, Nora faces official indifference and the betrayal of friends, all while coping with her traumatized teenage daughter and son. Alone, she depends heavily on the private detective hired to track her husband. What she and he ultimately discover shocks and dismays readers.


interesting and topical., April 15, 2014
Amazon Customer 

I wish I could say that that the topic is not timely. After the shooting on Friday the April 11th, 2014 at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas it is important for people to be aware of how these Neo Nazi groups still exist in America. Harriet Pike has done an excellent job of weaving current events into a novel that takes place in the 70's. The book held my interest and I recommend it.

Enemy in the Garden drew me in and then would not let me go., April 14, 2014
Lisa Siegal

Enemy in the Garden, by Harriet Pike, drew me in and then would not let me go. At first, the plot feels unreal. I thought "This can not possibly happen here". But it then started to feel all TOO real and I was hooked... and couldn't put it down. I read it in one day because I couldn't go to bed until I knew how it turned out. Warning: Start reading it on a day when you can stay up late. I didn't put it down until I finished it and that was 3:00 AM.

The characters are very believable, almost alive, and you start rooting for the good guys and worrying about them. The bad guys are undone in very imaginative, surprising series of events -- partly by the combined resourcefulness

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