Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Jeff Benedict

Narrated By: Maggi-Meg Reed

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: January 2009

Duration: 8 hours 36 minutes



"Catherine Keener nails the combination of anger, grace, and attitude that made Susette Kelo a nationally known crusader." -- Deadline Hollywood

Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a falling down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence.

Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like it that sat along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and fourteen neighbors flat out refused to sell, so the city decided to exercise its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes, launching one of the most extraordinary legal cases of our time, a case that ultimately reached the United States Supreme Court.

In Little Pink House, award-winning investigative journalist Jeff Benedict takes us behind the scenes of this case -- indeed, Suzette Kelo speaks for the first time about all the details of this inspirational true story as one woman led the charge to take on corporate America to save her home.

Praise for the book:

"Passionate...a page-turner with conscience." -- Publishers Weekly


  • Peggy Stortz

    While the premise of this true story (a single woman fighting city hall all the way to the Supreme Court) is fascinating, the author took a 20 page story and stretched it into a book by providing the reader with every imaginable detail and character who had any involvement whatsoever in the neighborhood, the development plans and the legal case. I only recommend this book if urban development and eminent domain are interesting topics to you.

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