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Publisher Description

“Lyrical and down-to-earth, wry and heartbreaking, This Life Is in Your Hands is a fascinating and powerful memoir. Melissa Coleman doesn’t just tell the story of her family’s brave experiment and private tragedy; she brings to life an important and underappreciated chapter of our recent history.” —Tom Perrotta 

In a work of power and beauty reminiscent of Tobias Wolff, Jeannette Walls, and Dave Eggers, Melissa Coleman delivers a luminous, evocative childhood memoir exploring the hope and struggle behind her family's search for a sustainable lifestyle. With echoes of The Liars’ Club and Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Coleman’s searing chronicle tells the true story of her upbringing on communes and sustainable farms along the rugged Maine coastline in the 1970’s, embedded within a moving, personal quest for truth that her experiences produced.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
April 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

icehockeymama ,

A Beautiful Journey

Lucky is the reader who begins this book today.

Spinsilver ,

This Life Is in Your Hands

Words cannot describe the emotional value this remarkable memoir contains. May we all learn to benefit positively from the experiences, both igood and bad, our lives bring us each day.

RdsAlot ,

This Life Your Hands

The author provides an incredibly impartial, non-judgemental, and sometimes painfully but thoroughly honest journey into her and her family's blessed but, at times, tragic life. This story is raw and tender and beautiful, allowing the reader to take the journey with the author as she allows her past to be viewed transluscently but with dignity and grace.

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