Melissa Coleman, author of This Life Is In Your Hands, on tour April 2012

Posted By on March 12, 2012

About This Life Is in Your Hands

• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (April 10, 2012)

A true story, both tragic and redemptive, This Life Is in Your Hands tells of the quest to make a good life, the role of fate, and the power of forgiveness.

In the fall of 1968, Melissa Coleman’s parents pack their VW truck and set out to forge a new existence on a rugged coastal homestead. Inspired by Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of the homesteading bible Living the Good Life, Eliot and Sue build their own home by hand, live off the crops they grow, and establish a happy family with Melissa and her two sisters. They also attract national media and become icons of the back-to-the-land farming movement, but the pursuit of a purer, simpler life comes at a price. In the wake of a tragic accident, idealism gives way to human frailty, and by the fall of 1978, Greenwood Farm is abandoned. The search to understand what happened is at the heart of this luminous, heartbreaking, and ultimately redemptive memoir.

About Melissa Coleman

As a freelance writer, Melissa Coleman has covered lifestyle, health, and travel. She lives in Freeport, Maine, with her husband and twin daughters.

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Melissa’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, April 11th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Thursday, April 12th: Tina’s Book Reviews

Tuesday, April 17th: sidewalk shoes

Wednesday, April 18th: The House of the Seven Tails

Thursday, April 19th: A Bookish Way of Life

Friday, April 20th: Amused By Books

Monday, April 23rd: Literature and a Lens

Tuesday, April 24th: she reads and reads

Wednesday, April 25th: Book Club Classics!

Thursday, April 26th: Veronica MD

Friday, April 27th: BookNAround


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