Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2020.
Language:
English
Description
A stunningly written investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community. 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. 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780316449236
9780316449199
9781549103186
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6fbfc9cc-8fee-fc7e-8a7a-acd382fcbf83
Grouping Titlethird rainbow girl the long life of a double murder in appalachia
Grouping Authoremma copley eisenberg
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-28 18:51:51PM
Last Indexed2020-09-28 18:49:20PM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorEmma Copley Eisenberg
author_displayEisenberg, Emma Copley
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
collection_santafeOn Order
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge
Main
Online OverDrive Collection
Santa Fe Public Library On Order
Southside
display_description"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.
format_category_santafeAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_santafeBook
eAudiobook
eBook
id6fbfc9cc-8fee-fc7e-8a7a-acd382fcbf83
isbn9780316449199
9780316449236
9781549103186
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:7b3554b0-5591-498b-b32e-75bd6d2d1f05-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b15264828.i20535922Main364.1523 Eis1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
ils:.b15264828.i20514840Southside364.1523 Eis1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*co
ils:.b15264828.i20514852La Farge364.1523 Eis1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lf
ils:.b15264828.i20535934Main364.1523 Eis1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
ils:.b15264828.o3717033Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderm
ils:.b15264828.o3686607Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderc
ils:.b15264828.o3686607Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderl
ils:.b15264828.o3710968Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderm
overdrive:d2253d36-22d4-49a2-82cf-7b4f6ef4bf34-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-09-29T00:49:20.491Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe364.1523 Eis
ON ORDER
local_time_since_added_santafeYear
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
Santa Fe Public Library On Order
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Main Library (Curbside Pickup) On Order
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup) On Order
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup) On Order
primary_isbn9780316449236
publishDate2020
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:7b3554b0-5591-498b-b32e-75bd6d2d1f05eBookeBookEnglishHachette Books2020
ils:.b15264828BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishHachette Books, 2020.318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
overdrive:d2253d36-22d4-49a2-82cf-7b4f6ef4bf34eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishHachette Book Group2020
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:7b3554b0-5591-498b-b32e-75bd6d2d1f05-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b15264828.i20535922On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b15264828.i20514840On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b15264828.i20514852On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b15264828.i20535934On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b15264828.o3717033On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b15264828.o3686607On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b15264828.o3686607On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b15264828.o3710968On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:d2253d36-22d4-49a2-82cf-7b4f6ef4bf34-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetMurder -- Investigation -- West Virginia -- Case studies
Murder -- West Virginia -- Case studies
True crime stories
title_displayThe third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia
title_fullThe Third Rainbow Girl The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia
The third rainbow girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia / Emma Copley Eisenberg
title_shortThe third rainbow girl
title_subthe long life of a double murder in Appalachia
topic_facetInvestigation
Murder
Nonfiction
Sociology
True Crime