Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Book Review of A Day No Pigs Would Die

A Day No Pigs Would Die
DameEdna avatar reviewed on + 149 more book reviews


From AudioFile
It's a delicate business to present a character who speaks in dialect, and Terry Bregy does a craggy and credible job as Robert's stern but loving Vermont Shaker father. Robert himself is presented with two separate voices. The first speaker is the man reliving the time during which he came to understand the joy and sorrow of life; the second is the boy who is the only surviving son of a dying father. Bregy is able to convey a sense of age and experience as well as a sense of innocence. His reading draws the listener into the continuing debate about traditional values. This is very good recording of a powerful book. L.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Review
Reading this book is like sipping hot cider in front of a crackling potbellied stove. Every page is suffused with wit and charm and glowing with warmth.Newsweek
A lovely book. . . . Honest, moving, homely in the warm and simple sense of the word. . . . It is small, accepting and loving and it succeeds perfectly.Boston Globe
Youll find yourself caught up in the novels emotion from the very opening scene. . . . Love suffuses every page.The New York Times


Want fewer ads?