This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres and a Family Undone by Melissa Coleman
I am currently in the middle of this gripping memoir. Melissa's parents were part of the "back to the land movement" of the 70's. They left behind all of their possessions, and moved to rural Maine to build an organic farm. For all of us (including me) that have an idyllic notion of what it's like to run a farm, this book is a real eye-opener. I am gingerly turning each page, because I know that soon, tragedy is going to strike this young family. Melissa's younger sister drowns in the pond on their property, and the family slowly begins to unravel. I can't put this book down...but I am just not ready
Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
I haven't started this one yet...but it promises to be excellent!
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
Told through the eyes of Dr. Jennifer White, an orthopedic surgeon with severe dementia, this is a gripping story of friendship, love and the power of memory. A murder mystery intertwined with a family drama, it's simply incredible.
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott
Anne writes about her foray into motherhood with brutal honesty and amazing wit. Every new mom should be required to read this heartwarming book.
The First Husband by Laura Dave
A "beach read"- fun, easy and entertaining. I enjoyed it because the main character is a travel writer...what a dream job...or is it?!
Do you have any good recommendations for me?
*these super cool midnight moon pictures were taken by my mom...aren't they hauntingly beautiful?