This life is in your hands: one dream, sixty acres, and a family undone

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"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.

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Full title this life is in your hands one dream sixty acres and a family undone
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subject_facet Children -- Maine -- Penobscot Bay Region -- Death, Coleman, Eliot, -- 1938-, Coleman, Melissa -- Childhood and youth, Coleman, Melissa -- Family, Coleman, Sue, -- 1945-, Drowning -- Maine -- Penobscot Bay Region, Families -- Maine -- Penobscot Bay Region, Farm life -- Maine -- Penobscot Bay Region, Loss (Psychology), Penobscot Bay Region (Me.) -- Biography, Penobscot Bay Region (Me.) -- Social life and customs
title_display This life is in your hands : one dream, sixty acres, and a family undone
title_full This Life Is in Your Hands One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone, This life is in your hands : one dream, sixty acres, and a family undone / Melissa Coleman
title_short This life is in your hands :
title_sub one dream, sixty acres, and a family undone
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Childhood and youth, Children, Coleman, Eliot, Coleman, Melissa, Coleman, Sue, Death, Drowning, Families, Family, Farm life, Loss (Psychology), Nonfiction, Social life and customs