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Emma Copley Eisenberg

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Emma Copley Eisenberg is a writer of fiction, and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Granta, The Paris Review, Tin House, the Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney's, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature Recommended Reading, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, and others.

Her first book, THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL is forthcoming from Hachette Books in January 2020. She lives in Philadelphia, where she co-directs the literary center Blue Stoop.

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Emma Copley Eisenberg Reading inspires me, simply put. If I haven't been reading broadly and deeply lately, my gas tank feels empty. Also going to the movies, listening to…moreReading inspires me, simply put. If I haven't been reading broadly and deeply lately, my gas tank feels empty. Also going to the movies, listening to music (Robyn, Rihanna, Lana Del Rey lately), and going to museums--anything that will make me feel feelings and get me out of my own experience for half an hour or more <3(less)
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Fantastic, smart sexy story collection. A fascinating and modern look at how we live now
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The book I have been waiting for by my favorite astrologist/writer! Truly an essay collection on being a person and being alive
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The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
"I don't read a lot of true crime but I picked this up because I spent many summers in Pocahontas County when I was a teenager and my father moved to Hillsboro upon retiring in 2005. It's a place that holds a weird soft spot in my heart and I alway..." Read more of this review »
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"This unusual blend of true crime and memoir is rather quirky and Im not quite sure how I feel about it. There are places it felt a bit sideswiped to me, then Id go back to enjoying it once again. The true crime parts were good, as was the history..." Read more of this review »
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“I had a collection of ideas about West Virginia, but I had a hunch that they were all gross misinformation, plus none of them agreed: coal and the end of coal. Poverty and a mansion on a stripped mountain. Pickup trucks and VW buses. OxyContin and Jesus. Mother Jones and Don Blankenship. Knobby elbows and the fattest city in America.”
Emma Copley Eisenberg, The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

“Take your right hand, and give the world the middle finger. Extend your thumb. If this is West Virginia,”
Emma Copley Eisenberg, The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

“Many in Richmond and Washington, DC, looked down on western Virginia, regarding it as a lawless place where poor families occupied land they didn’t own and didn’t farm, a lifestyle that was at odds with both the Puritan ideals of family and Southern aristocratic values. Something “had to be done” about this place. The Virginia government adopted a policy that anyone squatting on land in the western territories of the state could claim first rights to buy it, but if they couldn’t come up with the cash fast, they would have to either start paying rent or move on. Most families in western Virginia made their livings from the natural world or bartered; they didn’t keep money on hand. Great swaths of land were sold to rich investors in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.”
Emma Copley Eisenberg, The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

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