Pigs Can't Swim (Compact Disc)
Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781482966145
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
February 2014 Indie Next List
— 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.