To the land of long lost friends. #20 / Alexander McCall Smith.
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- ISBN: 9781524747824
- ISBN: 1524747823
- Physical Description: 224 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First United States Edition
- Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2019.
"No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (20)"--Title page.
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Little, Brown, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, a Hachette U.K. company, London , in 2019"--Title page verso.
Mma Ramotswe has reconnected with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate affair. The young woman appears to be involved with a charismatic preacher. But are his ministrations entirely of a godly nature? Elsewhere, Charlie is also struggling with a tricky matter of the heart. He wishes to propose to his girlfriend, Queenie-Queenie, but he's struggling to come up with a bride price that will impress her father. When Queenie-Queenie's brother offers to help by giving him a job, the offer may not be quite what Charlie expected. As always, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni will offer wise counsel, Mma Makutsi will weigh in with her opinions, and Mma Potokwane will be there with her welcome fruit cake. But in the end it will be up to Mma Ramotswe to reflect on love, family, and the nature of men and women in order to resolve family dramas and remind everyone about all the good things they have in life—so many, in fact, that it would take far too long to count them.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
*Starred Review* Clever deceptions form the backdrop of this twentieth novel in the massively popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Readers return to Botswana, where the wise Precious Ramotswe solves the sticky situations people bring to her in the building that is part office, part car-repair garage. Precious also contends with the comically passive-aggressive help of her overly proud sidekick assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the almost completely useless help of part-time detective and all-round goof-off, Charlie. It starts with a wedding, where Grace reconnects with an old friend who has a problem: her once-close daughter, who works in the Botswana Diamond Sorting facility [Facility?], now refuses to have anything to do with her. As Precious and her team try to speak with the daughter, their suspicions grow that some of the diamonds may be making their way out of the sorting office. The most intriguing subplot belongs to Charlie, who wants to marry a wealthy young woman but can't afford the bridal price of cattle, until her brother invites him into a sketchy moneymaking scheme. The plots develop slowly, with most of the novel given over to long conversations and various characters' musings; these frequent detours may annoy new readers but will thoroughly delight longtime fans of the series. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been bestsellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.
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