The Lost Art of Gratitude

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Product Details
Price
$18.00
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.28 X 7.98 X 0.85 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307387080

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About the Author
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scottland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics.
Reviews

"The best of the Dalhousie tales so far." --The New York Examiner

"McCall Smith has created a world where humor is gentle. . . . It's a wonderful place to visit, even if we don't get to live there." --The Washington Post

"Wondrous. . . . Can McCall Smith do no wrong?" --Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Delightful. . . . McCall Smith weaves together plot and message with masterful charm." --Winston-Salem Journal

"CHarmingly told. . . . Its graceful prose shines, and Isabel's interior monologues--meditations on a variety of moral questions--are bemused, intelligent and entertaining." --The Seattle Times

"Genial. . . . Wise. . . . Glows like a rare jewel." --Entertainment Weekly

"Full of his insightful but gentle examinations of human nature. . . . Paints [a] rich portrait of Edinburgh." --Rocky Mountain News

"Endearing. . . . Offers tantalizing glimpses of Edinburgh's complex character and a nice, long look into the beautiful mind of a thinking woman." --The New York Times Book Review

"Habit-forming. . . . Leaves plenty of time for pondering mroal conundrums, the drinking of steaming cups of hot brew (coffee, in this case) and . . . gentle probing into the human condition." --The Oregonian

"Whimsical. . . . [A Memorable cast of characters. . . . McCall Smith's assessments of fellow humans are piercing and profound. . . . [His] depictions of Edinburgh are vivid and seamless. . . . His fans . . . are sure to embrace these moral peregrinations among the plaid." --San Francisco Chronicle