From the Kalamazoo Public Library website:
Click this link to see a two-minute video giving a brief synopsis of the book, courtesy of the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Library.
What People Are Saying About
"This book is a pager turner! A complex book with many twists and turns..." CG
"This book was action packed! So many twists and turns, I couldn't put it down. While the story was an adventure, I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of each character. Getting to know them, understanding how life had shaped them, and to watch how they grew stronger individually and as a community was fascinating..." KF
"This is one of the most suspenseful books I’ve ever read and keeps you hooked till the very end. Each chapter draws you in more and more. The puzzle pieces the author gives in the beginning of the book all seem to align in the end chapters, and evolves into a surprising overall ending..." EE
"...along the way there are events and mysteries that crop up and it is in this effort by the neighborhoods of handling these challenges while playing the reality game that makes this book so interesting. The characters grow as they learn more about themselves from the challenges they face in this game..." NJ
"The whole time I just kept wondering what the next twist would be and what the next chapter would bring. A great take on how strong friendships and communities can come together to overcome the unthinkable..." EP
What Eminent Domain Is Really All About
On the surface, the book invites you to think about what you would do if you and your neighbors had to compete on network TV for the chance to keep your homes. But it also invites you to wonder:
What if the whole world could see me reacting to an unexpected crisis? What if the TV cameras were like a mirror to my soul? What would they reveal about me?
Would I be like Chuck Nemsmith, who, at the age of 59, has already succumbed to old age?
Would I be like Sandy Venema, who just wants someone else to tell her what to do?
Would I be like Molly Monroe, busily strategizing and trying get the advantage over others?
Or like Will Fox, who says, "I'm going to do what's best for my family. Right or wrong, that's where I stand"?
Or like Miss Emma Rowlands, whose whole life is all about serving others?
Or like Marty Monroe, who has never taken a good look at himself until now?
Ultimately, Eminent Domain isn't just about Reality TV or about neighbors trying to get along. It's about the invitation to ascend Victor's Summit... to overcome our shortcomings... to become all that we were born to be.
For a free sample of the first 10 chapters of Eminent Domain, click on this PDF.