The Hands-On Life


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Cascade Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.75 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

Amy E. Weldon is Associate Professor of English at Luther College, USA. She is the author of The Hands-On Life: How to Wake Yourself Up and Save the World (2018) and has published numerous essays in edited collections and stories and reviews in journals including Orion, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Common, Midwest Gothic, and The Carolina Quarterly.


"In this era of political assaults on the sciences, humanities, and arts, it is bracing to read Amy Weldon's feisty, full-throated defense of the human capacity for learning. As a teacher, she celebrates the awakening of imagination and conscience in students. . . . Readers who are seeking a right path through thickets of technology, money-worship, and consumerism will find here a wise and appealing guide."

--Scott Russell Sanders, Distinguished Professor, Department of English, Indiana University

"Amy Weldon's new book The Hands-On Life is a tour de force. It skillfully interweaves the personal with the political, and the pedagogical with the poetic. . . . In so doing, she helps every reader--student, teacher, community leader, or gardener--better navigate the 'choppy waters of fear and hope in which we all bob.' Read this book--you can't afford not to."

--Jacqueline Bussie, Professor, Director of the Forum on Faith and Life, Concordia College-Moorhead

"In this age of distraction, commodification, and misinformation, Amy Weldon's The Hands-On Life is a brisk, wise, necessary tonic. It woke me right up. It'll wake you up to. Read it. Share it. Try--and I'll try with you--to live it."

--Joe Wilkins, Author of The Mountain and the Fathers and When We Were Birds