Robert N Peck
Robert Newton Peck is descended from a line of Yankee farmers. He was raised in the Shaker Way as a youngster, just like the Vermonters he writes about in his novel, A Portion of the Sky, which lasted long after the cult itself had died out. Its philosophy of life is expressed in the character of his young protagonist's father, who thought that a faith is more blessed when practiced rather than preached: A man's worship is worthless unless his dog and cat benefit. Peck is the author of more than fifty novels, six nonfiction works, countless songs, and more than a hundred poetry. Soup and A Day No Pig Would Die are two of his most well-known works.