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House Arrest is a novel that explores the fraught relationship between home care nurse Emily Klein and her pregnant ward, Pippa Glenning, a young Isis cult member under house arrest for the death of her daughter during a Solstice ceremony. Despite their difference, Emily and Pippa's friendship grows. 

Emily's friends - her cousin Anna with whom she lives, Anna's ex-husband Sam, and her best friend Gina - all warn Emily that Pippa is trouble. 

Set in Springfield, Massachusetts, and on an island in Penobscot Bay, the story is told from the alternating points of view of Emily, Pippa, Sam, and Gina. These four views all center on the theme of political activism and its consequences, especially when politics become personal. 

House Arrest explores the meaning of family loyalty when beliefs conflict and questions the necessity of sometimes breaking rules to serve justice.

©2009 Red Hen Press (P)2018 Red Hen Press

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FASCINATING STORY

Not being familiar with author, I did not know what to expect. But the story was really fantastic - a real "page turner". The characters were well developed and it was fast paced. And Mary Beth Garber did an amazing job narrating the story. She was so adept at story telling with the inflections and change of voice for different characters. I listen to a lot of audio books for my work commute and if I don't like the reader - not matter how good the story - I stop listening. I am looking forward to another book by Ellen Meeropol with Ms. Garber's excellent narration.

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