March’s Adult Collection Highlights

Reviews by the Adult Services Librarian – Laksamee Putnam

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The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg 

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 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.

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A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan 

From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, a pilgrimage to find religion–or truth, or the way–that pleasingly blends memoir, travelogue, and history.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane 

Nature writer Macfarlane expands readers’ horizons while delving into the various “worlds beneath our feet” in an eye-opening, lyrical, and even moving exploration.