Do Pigs Have Wings?

USA Today interviews Jimmy Buffet, whose new novel, Swine Not? releases this coming Tuesday.

Library buying patterns for this are all over the map. Five of twelve libraries I checked haven’t ordered it at all, a Midwest system has ordered 15 copies for each of their largest branches, and multiples for most of the rest, a Florida system has ordered multiples for their branches, and the other five have ordered modestly. Reserves are heavy in only one of the systems. The book was not reviewed pre-pub, but was annotated in LJ‘s “PrePub Alert”:

When Ellie McBride whisks her family from Tennessee to a fancy-schmancy hotel in New York, where she’s found work, of course she brings along the pet pig. Now, how to hide Rumpy from that nasty chef?

It is currently #319 in Amazon’s sales rankings for books.

Swine Not?
by Jimmy Buffett (Author), Helen Bransford (Illustrator)

  • Hardcover: $21.99
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (May 13, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0316114022
  • ISBN-13: 978-031611402
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $24.98
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio, (May 13, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1600240461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600240461

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