Emma Copley Eisenberg - The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia — in conversation with Michelle Delgado — at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

On June 25, 1980, two young women hitchhiking to the Rainbow Gathering festival, were killed in an isolated clearing in nearby Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Thirteen years later, a local farmer was convicted of the murders—only to be released shortly after, when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic confessed to the crime. In her compelling account of this story, Eisenberg, a widely published writer and reporter, draws on five years of exhaustive research to retrace the investigations, profile key figures involved, and recreate the courtroom scenes, all while showing how the killings haunted—even traumatized—the local community, shaping the lives and fates of people of several generations. Eisenberg will be in conversation with Michelle Delgado, a D.C.-based writer, editor, and researcher.


Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Non Fiction
The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia By Emma Copley Eisenberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316449236
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

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