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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"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 always a" Read more of this review »
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"This unusual blend of true crime and memoir is rather quirky and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. There are places it felt a bit sideswiped to me, then I’d go back to enjoying it once again. The true crime parts were good, as was the history o" 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.”
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“The idea of Appalachia is well understood; the real place, less so. It is a borderland, not truly of the South or the North, and West Virginia is the only state entirely within its bounds. Because of its enormous natural resources and their subsequent extraction, which has largely profited corporations based elsewhere, the relationship between the people of West Virginia and the broader United States of America is often compared to that between a colonized people and their colonizers. The programs of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty that funneled national dollars and aid workers to central Appalachia, though founded on humanitarian ideas, also furthered this troubled interdependency.”
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“Take your right hand, and give the world the middle finger. Extend your thumb. If this is West Virginia,”
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