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Product Details

  • Paperback: 255 pages
  • Publisher: Delphinium Books (April 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883285399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883285395
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In Caldwell's fun second installment to his Pig Trilogy (after The Pig Did It), Irish writer Kitty McCloud and husband Kieran Sweeney battle to stave off specters threatening to destroy their newfound nuptial bliss. The beautiful ghosts of Taddy and Brid haunt Castle Kissane, the couple's new abode, as well as their dreams and desires. Then the very real Lord Shaftoe appears after his family's two-century-long absence to reclaim the keep. Onto the scene trots the lesbian pig, whose ramblings and rootings could destroy the lovely estate—or help save it. Throughout, the whimsical tale is held aloft by a fanciful if sometimes long-winded lyricism that well conveys the spirit of its Irish setting and characters. In this story, humor and sadness, the past and the present, all live side-by-side, and it is all Kitty can do to tell them apart, much less keep the ghosts at bay. (May)
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This second in a projected trilogy begun with The Pig Did It reintroduces readers to the wildly successful and volatile author of "corrected" classic novels, Kitty McCloud; her hard-working husband, Kieran Sweeney; Kitty's swine-herding nephew, Aaron McCloud; and the nameless pig with a twitching pink nose for trouble. Rolling in royalties, Kitty and Kieran purchase an ancient Irish castle in County Kerry only to discover that their new demesne is haunted by the ghosts of young lovers Taddy and Brid, wrongfully accused of treason and executed 200 years before. Kitty and Kieran's desire to release the tragic pair from limbo is complicated by the appearance of Lord Shaftoe, the alleged rightful owner of the castle. Meanwhile, the mischievous pig sets in motion a chain of events that ultimately reveals the surprising resolution to everyone's problems. This charming, at times hilarious tale serves as a satisfying story as well as a quiet commentary on the sympathetic relationship between imagination and compassion.—J. Greg Matthews, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pam Sz on August 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I couldn't have been more disappointed in this second in a planned trilogy. Where did the author of the first book go?! The plot is ridiculous and the characters barely resemble themselves from the first book. I kept reading to the end because I just couldn't believe that as delighted as I was with "The Pig Did It", I was equally as distraught with the lack of anything noteworthy in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah B. Blackburn on January 12, 2011
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This second enstallment of the Pig saga is better than the first (The Pig Did It).
The personalities of the main characters are already established and very understandable in their actions. Being of Irish decent I recognized everyone in this book, including the pig.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I Am Celt on September 12, 2009
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I wasn't too fond of the end of this book, but the author shows great creativity in his storyline. Who would think a pig could hold so much sway over people? LOL. I'm looking forward to the third book in the series and any book that makes you anxious for more is a good book, indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin on August 6, 2009
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This book is a love song to Ireland: its West coast, stories, people and the quirks of those people. The book is subtle and should be savored. Not your typical fast-paced thrill a minute, but much better. It includes the author's reflections on the life of a writer. I read this before the original in the trilogy. I'm on my way to Barnes & Noble to pick up "The Pig Did It."
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By Mary D'Agostino on February 1, 2014
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Once I had gotten used to the way the characters spoke, I found them charming and funny. I like how Irish culture and superstitions are masterfully woven throughout the text. The plot twists and turns keep you guessing to the outcome. I enjoyed this book even more than the first and can't wait to start the last book in the Pig Trilogy.
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By Joan Young on January 29, 2014
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The live characters never came alive and the ghosts were just that. I tried to finish the book, but gave up half way thru.
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By D. Overend on January 12, 2014
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Bought this as a gift for my wife. She absolutely loved it. Also bought other books in the same series. Excellent.
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By Sue R. on November 5, 2013
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If you love Ireland as I do, you will absolutely love reading this PIG TRILOGY! This is the first book of the three, and it begins a lovely adventure that follows amazing characters and story line. The Dingle Peninsula is the setting for these books, and the people who inhabit that region are the characters. You will laugh till you ache, but in the process, you will fall in love with the writer's command of language and his observational magic. Please read these amazing books!
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