“[E]ngaging … Clark narrates the almost inconceivable romance
between Elinor Powell, an African-American army nurse, and
Frederick Albert, the German prisoner of war she met during
World War II … [T]his book shines is in its stark depiction of
racism in pre- and post-war America.”
— Publishers Weekly
 
“Resonant.”
— Kirkus Reviews
 
“In this compelling and original work, Alexis Clark has given us
an absorbing narrative of an unlikely love in an unlikely place
between unlikely protagonists. An African-American nurse and a
German POW, brought together by the winds of war in an Arizona
desert: it is an irresistible human story that evokes perennial
themes. Clark’s voice is engaging, and her tale universal.”
 — Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas
Jefferson: The Art of Power and American Lion
 
“Clark's unlikely love story of a World War II German POW and
African American Army nurse mercifully yanks us from a world of
staid stereotype and racial acrimony into one of possibility and
transcendence. A tonic for weary souls.”
 — Pamela Newkirk, author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life
of Ota Benga, Winner of the 2016 NAACP Image Award
 
“Alexis Clark illuminates a whole corner of unknown World War  II history in a US prisoner of war camp and postwar American suburbs, full of expected racism and intolerance—sweetened by unexpected love, unusual pockets of racial harmony, and genuine romance.”
 —Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of
Leonardo da Vinci
 
“A powerful testament to our shared humanity, Enemies in Love is
sensitive, audacious, and inspiring. It challenges stereotypes and
ignites hope. Indeed, love is both fragile and enduring, defiant and
comforting—just like this remarkable book.”
 — Janet Dewart Bell, author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom:
African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement
 
“Alexis Clark's astonishing and necessary love story is not only a
valuable document about time past, but a prescient look at the
ways in which miscegenation changed the world and changes the
world. Written with compassion and clarity, Clark's necessary
history illustrates the ways in which love and the personal is
always political. A tour de force.” 
 — Hilton Als, staff writer at The New Yorker, winner of the
Pulitzer Prize, and author of White Girls