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The good good pig : the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood  Cover Image Book Book

The good good pig : the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood / Sy Montgomery.

Montgomery, Sy. (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345496096
  • ISBN: 0345496094
  • Physical Description: 245 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007, c2006.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Runthood -- Buying the farm -- Breaking out -- Give me shelter -- Blended family -- Pig Spa -- Nature red in claw and tusk -- Celebrity -- Finding Eden -- Hog's holiday -- In sickness and in health -- Coming back to life -- Days before the lilacs -- Hog Heaven -- Acknowledgments -- Reader's guide.
Summary, etc.:
A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, author Montgomery was more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet, with no inkling that this piglet would not only survive but flourish--and she soon found herself engaged with her small-town community in ways she had never dreamed possible. Unexpectedly, Christopher provided this traveler with something she had sought all her life: an anchor to family and home. This book celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, with his boundless zest for life and his large, loving heart, a great big Buddha master. Sy reveals what she and others learned from this generous soul who just so happened to be a pig--lessons about self-acceptance, the meaning of family, the value of community, and the pleasures of the sweet green Earth.--From publisher description.
Subject: Swine as pets > New Hampshire > Anecdotes.
Montgomery, Sy.
Pet owners > New Hampshire > Biography.
Human-animal relationships > New Hampshire > Anecdotes.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.


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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford SF 395.6 .M66 2007 (Text) 30401147775070 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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