Pigs Can't Swim (Compact Disc)

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By Helen Peppe, Renee Raudman (Read by)
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“For Helen, born into a Maine farm family featuring eight children, parents with good intentions but far too much to do, assorted animals raised to be eaten, and gardens to weed and hoe, two things soon become clear: books provide a necessary escape from the rampant chaos, and vegetarianism is a must if one is to avoid eating one's friends. Helen, the youngest, is an animal lover among carnivores, a rule follower who stands guard over her rebellious siblings, and the only reader in the house. Peppe's mordant humor, her irreverence, and her astonishing ear for dialogue make this memoir a joy to read, at once hilarious and wise, cynical and touching, realistic and hope filled.”
— Betsy Burton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT

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With everything happening on Helen Peppe's backwoods Maine farm--ferocious sibling rivalry, rock-bottom poverty, feral male chauvinism, sex in the hayloft--life was out of control, even for the animals. Despite the chaos, in telling her family's story, Peppe manages deadpan humor, an unerring eye for the absurd, and a touching compassion for her utterly overwhelmed parents. While her feisty resilience and candor will inevitably remind readers of Jeannette Walls or Mary Karr, Peppe's wry insight and moments of tenderness with family and animals are entirely her own.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781482966169
ISBN-10: 1482966166
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: February 4th, 2014
Language: English