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PIGS CAN'T SWIM

A MEMOIR
Peppe, Helen (Book - 02/04/2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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An outrageous, hilarious, and touching memoir by the youngest of nine children in a hardscrabble, beyond-eccentric Maine family. With everything happening on Helen Peppe's backwoods Maine farm, life was wild--and not just for the animals. Sibling rivalry, rock-bottom poverty, feral male chauvinism, sex in the hayloft: everything seemed--and was--out of control. In telling her wayward family tale, Peppe manages deadpan humor, an unerring eye for the absurd, and poignant 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. As Richard Hoffman, the author of Half the House: A Memoir puts it: " Pigs Can't Swim nbsp;is an unruly, joyous troublemaker of a book."nbsp;
Authors: Peppe, Helen
Title: PIGS CAN'T SWIM
A MEMOIR
Publisher: Da Capo Press 02/04/2014
Notes: Brodart BibzII On-Order Record
Local Note: 118 148 149 222
ISBN: 0306822725
9780306822735
9780306822728
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May 24, 2014
  • bixby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A delightful memoir of growing up the youngest of 9 children on a farm in Maine. She finds solace from the chsod around her in books.

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May 24, 2014
  • bixby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Books seem silent, but there are worlds of noise in them, and even when you come to the end, they're not over. You begin them again and find something new each time."
(p. 242, Pigs Can't Swim, Helen Peppe)

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