On December 14, 2012, a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut took the lives of twenty children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty months later, the small New England town is a complex psychological web of tragic aftermath in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. Kim A. Snyder’s searing Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. There are no easy answers, no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back those who lost their lives. Instead, Snyder gives us exclusive access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events. Each person, be it a parent, school nurse or state police officer, tries in their own way to make sense of their loss. Newtown bears witness to their profound grief and allows it to reverberate within our collective conscience—exploring what happens to a community after it becomes the epicenter of a national discussion, and what is still left to cope with after the cameras leave.