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The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia

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"In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived; they traveled with a third woman however, who lived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders," though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. With the passage of time, as the truth seemed to slip away, the investigation itself caused its own traumas--turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming a fear of the violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. Emma Copley Eisenberg spent years living in Pocahontas and re-investigating these brutal acts. Using the past and the present, she shows how this mysterious act of violence has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and the stories they tell about themselves. In The Third Rainbow Girl, Eisenberg follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, forming a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America--its divisions of gender and class, and of its violence."--Jacket flap.

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  • 1 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

3 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Avon Free Library 364.15 EIS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300517180
Checked out
06/30/2020
Geneva Public Library 364 EIS (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118301027436
Available
-
Gorham Free Library 364.152 EISENBERG (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52119300203218
Checked out
06/30/2020
Lima Public Library 364.15 EIS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
32139002047221
On holds shelf
-
Macedon Public Library 364.15 EIS (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52121300649721
Checked out
06/30/2020
Victor Farmington Library 364.15 EIS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300904675
Checked out
06/30/2020

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