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Mongtomery, a naturalist who has spent much of her life with wild creatures the world over, admits to feeling more comfortable among animals than those of her own species. At least she did until a tiny piglet entered her life. "Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am." Thus begins a poignant relationship and the story of an exuberant pig that changed the life of a shy woman by spreading a little bit of heaven on earth to all who were blessed enough to meet him.
Christopher begins life as a sickly runt rescued by Montgomery and her husband. A larger-than-life pet with a zest for life, Christopher's escapades and sheer force of will bring people together from all walks of life. Most important, Christopher brought this widely traveled writer things she didn't even know she was missing: family, community, and a true sense of home. Fetchingly twining her own story with that of Christopher's, Montgomery's candor and wit season this meditation on the beauty of abundance -- in love, in relationships, and in life -- and on what it means to be fully human. A worthy successor for fans of Marley & Me, The Good Good Pig is more than good -- it's an unadulterated, unfettered joy. (Fall 2006 Selection)