"Jews drink the blood of Christian babies. They use it for their rituals. They are evil and they consort with the devil." The belief is called the Blood Libel.
In a small town in upstate New York in 1928, four-year-old Evelyn Wilson goes missing. Instantly, old prejudices claw to the surface. As a frenzy of panic and bloodlust overwhelms all reason, the community turns on the Schatzman family.
A terrible witch hunt follows.
The Schatzmans' young son is accused of horrifying crimes.
As their life in America falls apart, leaving nothing but anguish and devastation, some of the Schatzmans decide to return home to Berlin. But Germany in the 1930s is no safe harbor.
Based on actual events, Not in America explores hidden hatreds, simmering resentments, and the short path separating civilization from horrific violence. Read this moving historical fiction novel of grief, bravery, and incredible resilience right now! Readers are loving Not In America!
"An excellent book about Jewish life in America
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... I will look for the next book in this Saga." Goodreads reviewer
"Once again Roberta Kagan has taken a likely part of history and vividly drawn it into a full scale imaginative plot.
I believe it deserves way beyong 5 stars
. The stories, characters, and sperb writing style
are memorable for the pre WW2 period." Irwin Forman
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"...a new way to look at the history of the US as it relates to the Jews and American life
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that Roberta Kagan is able to write, and her stories." Goodreads reviewer
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"Once you start reading you will not put it down!
Roberta Kagan has just become one of my favorite authors
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... I was engrossed from the start
." Jonelle Williams
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