Books by Joseph Caldwell

THE PIG COMES TO DINNER by Joseph Caldwell
Released: May 1, 2009

"Playful, at times even charming, but not light-footed enough to make up for its heavy-handedness."
The second volume in Caldwell's projected trilogy (The Pig Did It, 2008)—a hybrid of farce and Irish ghost story. Read full book review >
THE PIG DID IT by Joseph Caldwell
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A preposterous ending squanders some readerly goodwill, but this is—in its loose-limbed, playful, gab-o'-the-Irish way—mostly a pleasure."
Caldwell's latest novel (Bread for the Baker's Child, 2001, etc.) is a fizzy West Ireland farce featuring a lovelorn American, a pig and a handyman's skeleton—the first book in a projected "Pig trilogy." Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As luminous and elegiac as it is probing and disquieting—and sublimely steeped in its Catholic milieu."
In this haunting, emotionally turbulent tale from playwright and novelist Caldwell (The Uncle from Rome, 1992, etc.), an imprisoned embezzler and a traumatized nun, brother and sister, reach across a chasm of years and tragedies in order to present a united front at a moment of reckoning. Read full book review >
THE UNCLE FROM ROME by Joseph Caldwell
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Overheated yet strangely cold doings in present-day Naples with a sexually confused hero blundering among preposterous people."
An emotionally numb American tenor, good enough only for opera's secondary roles, finds the grief he seeks over his male lover's death by entangling himself in the lives of overwrought Neapolitans. Read full book review >