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by Robert Newton Peck

Robert Newton Peck grew up in a Shaker family on a Vermont farm during the 1930s and 1940s. His father supplemented the family income by working as a pig slaughterer. Peck himself continued to farm in his adult life, viewing his writing as a sideline. Drawing on his own experience as an adolescent and later as an independent farmer, Peck wrote a novel about a boy approaching his teenage years in the sparse context of a Shaker family. Although Peck himself was not born until 1928, he sets A Day No Pigs Would Die in the era of Calvin Coolidge, who was president of the United States between 1923 and 1928.

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The 1920s. The decade that followed the end of World War I proved to be enormously...

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