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Pigs Cant Swim Finalist For The 2014 New England Book Awards In Non FictionAn 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 Is An Unruly, Joyous Troublemaker Of A Book.

10 thoughts on “Pigs Cant Swim

  1. says:

    Pigs Can t Swim is a collection of essays based on Helen Peppe s childhood memories Frankly, it is amazing that she managed to live to adulthood.The youngest of nine children, she was by turns ignored or over directed Her family lived on a farm in Maine on a dead end road in the middle of nowhere.Helen tells her tale, all of it, without flinching from what she perceives the truth to be her family s wild behavior, prejudices, poverty, dysfunction, and an episode with a child predator that was Pigs Can t Swim is a collection of essays based on Helen Peppe s childhood memories Frankly, it is amazing that she managed to live to adulthood.The youngest of nine children, she was by turns ignored or over directed Her family lived on a farm in Maine on a dead ...

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    This memoir of hardscrabble youth will resonate with fans of Jeannette Walls s The Glass Castle andTiger, Tigerby Margaux Fragoso Nine children, one daughter s husband, and two grandkids stuffed in a five bedroom house with overworked parents who lacked expendable cash, time, and energy meant that unless I made myself a pest, I was invisible too Peppe grew up the youngest of nine children among the rednecks and hicks of rural Maine case in point My father had several siblings too, but This memoir of hardscrabble youth will resonate with fans of Jeannette Walls s The Glass Castle andTiger, Tigerby Margaux Fragoso Nine children, one daugh...

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    I ve really been on a memoir kick lately I came across this one mentioned in a review of The Sound of Gravel This isn t about religion the way gravel is, but it is similar in the sense that the author is the youngest of nine children, and this is the story of her childhood living in working class poverty, rural Maine.I m the oldest child in my family, and the youngest child in my family is thirteen years younger than me I don t really have a lens into her experience, but I wonder if this woul I ve really been on a memoir kick lately I came across this one mentioned in a review of The Sound of Gravel This isn t about religion the way gravel is, but it is similar in the sense that the author is the youngest of nine children, and this is the story of her childhood living in working ...

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    This is my mother s book You can see some of her trailers on YouTube If you wantinformation, go to the website I designed for her

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    Read this book If you were a child, and I believe you were, this book will mean something to you.

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    Helen Peppe s memoir about life in the backwoods of Maine is filled with love, humor and humiliation like most childhoods The animals weren t the only randy mammals on the farm, Helen often found herself in the role of lookout for her love crazy teenage siblings Escaping into fictional books, Stephen King novels only helped to fill her with fe...

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    This was an amazing book I liked everything about it from the style of writing, to the setting, to the depth of feeling from the author It is a memoir with some real substance I was attracted to the picture on the cover, as well as the title, and took a chance on it when it was offered through NetGalley I am so glad that I did This was one great coming of age story Helen is the youngest of 9 children in an interesting, but somewhat repressive family Her experiences range from funny to h This was an amazing book I liked everything about it from the style of writing, to the setting, to the depth of feeling from the author It is a memoir with some real substance I was attracted to the picture on the cover, as well as the title, and took a chance on it when it was offered through NetGalley I am so glad that I did This was one great coming of age story Helen is the youngest of 9 children in an interesting, but somewhat repressive family Her experiences range from funny to heartbr...

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    Peppe s memoir is entertaining and up lifting Her voice is strong in each unique chapter and her use of syntax is one I wish to instill in my students Even though some of the events could be remembered and recalled with a bitter and a resentful tone, Peppe does not resort to self pity, nor does she place blame I will recommend this book to all of my students and to my friends The author s command of writing makes me want to readfrom her At the school where I teach, we have Jeannette W Peppe s memoir is entertaining and up lifting Her voice is strong in each unique chapter and her use of syntax is one I wish to instill in my students Even though some of the events could be remembered and recalled with a bitter and a resentful tone,...

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    The hero s journey pops up when we don t expect it We hear thrilling stories from sources that we don t expect, and this is part of the wonder of life Helen Peppe deftly delivers a memoir about the heroism of a child in a forbidding, unsympathetic, and uncomprehending environment The child is trapped in what is anathema to her Yet this child never turns to despair but ingeniously crafts her future It s a great sto...

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    Helen grew up the youngest of nine on a backwoods Maine farm Her parents were overwhelmed and struggled to find the money to take care of their large family Told with humor and grace, Helen relates the joy and sorrows of growing up the youngest Parts reminded me of my large family of seven children and thankfully some of the things that they got up to I didn t find out until they were older Would have gotten gray hair at a young age for sure.A story that will appeal to anyone with siblings, Helen grew up the youngest of nine on a backwoods Maine farm Her parents were overwhelmed and struggled to find the money to take care of their large family Told with humor and grace, Helen relates the joy and sorrows of growing up the youngest Parts reminded me of my large family of seven children and thankfully some of the things that they got up to I didn t find out until they were older Would have gotten gray hair at a young age for sure.A story th...

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