A day no pigs would die

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Out of a rare American tradition, sweet as hay, grounded in the gentle austerities of the Book of Shaker, and in the Universal countryman's acceptance of birth, death, and the hard work of wresting a life from the land comes this haunting novel of a Vermont farm boyhood. In the daily round of his thirteenth year, as the seasons turn and the farm is tended, the boy -- whose time is the only-yesterday of Calvin Coolidge, whose people are the Plain People living without "frills" in the Shaker Way -- becomes a man. That is all, and it is everything. The boy is mauled by Apron, the neighbor's ailing cow whom he helps, alone, to give birth. The grateful farmer brings him a gift -- a newborn pig. His father at first demurs ("We thank you, Brother Tanner," said Papa, "but it's not the Shaker Way to take frills for being neighborly. All that Robert done was what any farmer would do for another") but is persuaded. Rob keeps the pig, names her, and gives her his devotion ... He wrestles with grammar in the schoolhouse. He hears rumors of sin. He is taken -- at last -- to the Rutland Fair. He broadens his heart to make room even for Baptists. And when his father, who can neither read nor cipher, whose hands are bloodied by his trade, whose wisdom and mastery of country things are bred in the bone, entrusts Rob with his final secret, the boy makes the sacrifice that completes his passage into manhood. All is told with quiet humor and simplicity. Here are lives lived by earthy reason -- in a novel that, like a hoedown country fiddler's tune, rings at the same time with both poignancy and cheer.
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Grouped Work ID a45473a6-9ed4-1dcf-da11-697f2b73047f
Grouping Title day no pigs would die
Grouping Author peck robert newton
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet 20th Century -- United States, Coming of Age -- YOUNG ADULT FICTION, Electronic books, Farm & Ranch Life -- Lifestyles, Farm life -- Vermont -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Pigs -- Fiction
title_display A day no pigs would die
title_full A Day No Pigs Would Die [eBook] Peck, Robert Newton., A day no pigs would die / Robert Newton Peck
title_short A day no pigs would die
topic_facet 20th Century, Coming of Age, Farm & Ranch Life, Farm life, Fathers and sons, Pigs