Lyrical and down-to-earth, wry and heartbreaking, This Life Is in Your Hands is a fascinating and powerful memoir. Melissa Coleman doesnt just tell the story of her familys brave experiment and private tragedy; she brings to life an important and underappreciated chapter of our recent history. Tom PerrottaIn 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 Dont Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight, Colemans searing chronicle tells the true story of her upbringing on communes and sustainable farms along the rugged Maine coastline in the 1970s, embedded within a moving, personal quest for truth that her experiences produced.
- Publication Date:
- 12 / 04 / 2011