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I was drawn into this book right away, and could hardly put it down once I started reading.
Following the example, of Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of Living the Good Life, Eliot and Sue Coleman forged out a sixty acre farm on coastal Maine.
The writing here is absolutely beautiful and even though it is autobiographical through and through, it reads like a well written novel.
The audio version of this book is the reason why authors should NOT read their own books. Her voice varies from lispy-child voice to grating high-pitch raspy voice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by vote4anya
I read this book a few years ago. I loved it! I keep trying to find another memoir somewhat similar to it, but I think I should probably just read this again!Published 4 months ago by Landa
I was one of those back to landers, something I did without knowing I was among many feeling the same way. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Katherine F. Ewing
Love it. It made me laugh out loud as well cry. Beautiful. I wish I was friends with the author so I could continue to hear about her beautifully tragic story.Published 5 months ago by Katharine Karraker
It held me even through the melancholy I felt while reading it. Melissa is a beautiful writer .
She captures so well the times when we all believed we could change the... Read more
I bought this for several reasons. I went to Franconia College and I heard Helen and Scott Nearing speak while a student. Read morePublished 7 months ago by MB
My mother has me read this book when I first shared my desire to homestead with my boyfriend in rural New Hampshire. "Yikes!" - she thought - "Don't do it! Read morePublished 8 months ago by E. White
This book tells a terribly sad story. A back to the land family is stressed by the husband's wandering eye, which results in the the wife's inability to focus on all she has to do. Read morePublished 8 months ago by olderandwiser