The Pig Comes to Dinner

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Open Road Media, Oct 19, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Back to his familiar mischief is the obstreperous creature that romped so riotously through The Pig Did It, the bestselling first novel in Joseph Caldwell’s Pig Trilogy. But in Mr. Caldwell’s entertaining porcine sequel, The Pig Comes to Dinner, the porker has some more serious business to attend to.

All of the charming characters of the previous book are present again in this delightful new story. Kitty McCloud, now married to Kieran Sweeney, her former rival in one of their district’s oldest blood feuds, has bought an ancient Irish castle with the profits from her popular revisions of classic novels like Jane Eyre. Kitty’s American cousin, Aaron McCloud, has arrived with his new wife, the former Lolly McKeever, to redeliver to Kitty and Kieran their wedding gift of the troublesome pig, who is not at all welcome at the castle. But over their lighthearted discord hangs a weightier problem—Kitty’s new home is inhabited by two comely ghosts from out of the castle’s troubled past. How this haunting couple is dealt with serves only to embellish the allure and humor of Mr. Caldwell’s uniquely theatrical storytelling.

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

"The Pig Comes to Dinner," the second volume in Joseph Caldwell's trilogy about an Irish pig and its influence on human lives, may be even funnier than the first book, "The Pig Did It." In that book ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The second volume in Caldwell's projected trilogy (The Pig Did It, 2008)—a hybrid of farce and Irish ghost story.Hack novelist Kitty McCloud (her latest "correction" of a classic is called The Bloody ... Read full review

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Joseph Caldwell is the author of five novels, as well as the forthcoming last entry in the Pig Trilogy, The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven.

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