After the Eclipse

After the Eclipse

A Mother's Murder, A Daughter's Search

Book - 2017
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A searing memoir of the author's efforts to understand her late mother's life and murder describes the traumatic loss of her mother in childhood, the 12-year manhunt for the killer and the author's investigations into her mother's past in the dark corners of a small Maine community.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
ISBN: 9780544302655
0544302656
Characteristics: xv, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: B PERRY, S

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jmrlarsen
Jan 28, 2018

This was such a heartfelt yet tough read. The author details her experiences as a child when her mother is murdered and her killer finally captured 12 years later. It flashes back and forth between loving memories of her and her mother to the present day. Her account of the actual murder and the subsequent trial were so tough to read but this is a book well worth it.

mko123 Jan 20, 2018

I read this book in one sitting. The ghastly murder of a young, single mom in a small town makes us cringe. It destroys our ideals of small-town-American. But it also makes us take a good look at ourselves and ask why it is that we still, in the back of minds, believe that somehow, free-spirited women get what they deserve when rape and murder happen. When do we start looking at the white-male-privilege , destructive notions that promote and defend this mindset?

DPLjennyp Jan 16, 2018

This book starts out so strong, but looses its path halfway through. Still, a great read for fans of true crime such as Serial and The Making of a Murderer.

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seaworld
Oct 21, 2017

The author offers a compelling read before the murder and after the murder.

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