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Blue shoes and happiness

by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

Format: Book on CD 2006
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 15 of 16 copies
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Summary
Blue Shoes and Happiness
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this seventh installment in McCall Smith's delightful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, traditionally built Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe faces one of her toughest challenges: losing weight. Luckily, there are plenty of dilemmas to keep her mind off her girth: a nearby village that seems under the influence of witchcraft, a cook suspected of filching food for her increasingly portly spouse, and a newspaper advice columnist who's doing more damage than good. Readers become better acquainted with assistant detective Mma Grace Makutsi, best known for earning a stellar 97 percent grade at the Botswana Secretarial College. Mma Makutsi (who harbors a passion for fashionable shoes) fears her well-off fiance, furniture salesman and reformed stutterer Phuti Radiphuti, will leave her after learning she's a feminist. (He has a nightmare in which he's swept aside by a large feminist with a broom.) Scotsman McCall Smith renders brisk, seamless tales that are both wry and profound. Amidst the mayhem (like the cobra that slithers its way into the detective agency's headquarters) are eloquent descriptions of the serene African country that holds a special place in his heart. In Botswana, he writes, ties of kinship, no matter how attenuated by distance or time, linked one person to another, weaving across the country a human blanket of love and community. It is those ties and that sense of community that continue to make this series so appealing to both genre and nongenre readers. --Allison Block Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It was a shrewd idea to get the veteran actress and audiobook prize winner Lecat to perform this version of Smith's latest mystery starring the unforgettable Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe. Lecat is a native South African who grew up hearing the authentic accents of women just like Ramotswe, and she gives the character the perfect notes of a real person rather than slipping into caricature. Indeed, Lecat has as good an ear for the ethnic turf covered as the author does. She is also adept at making other female characters, such as assistant detective Grace Makutsi, different but immediately believable. It's Grace who has the title's passion for fancy footwear-in spite of her being a secret feminist afraid of letting her boyfriend know about her politics. Smith does mix in small measures of danger and mystery, but the overall feeling is one of a pleasant dream, of gentle wonder that such people can exist in a conflicted world. And Lecat is the perfect choice to read the story. Simultaneous release with the Pantheon hardcover (reviewed online). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series (Recorded Books, Inc.)
Features Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only female private detective
#1 - The No. 1 ladies' detective agency
#2 - Tears of the giraffe
#3 - Morality for beautiful girls
#4 - The Kalahari typing school for men
#5 - The Full cupboard of life
#6 - In the company of cheerful ladies
#7 - Blue shoes and happiness
#8 - The Good husband of Zebra Drive
#9 - The Miracle at Speedy Motors
#10 - Tea time for the traditionally built
#11 - The Double comfort safari club
#12 - The Saturday big tent wedding party
#13 - The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
#14 - The Minor adjustment beauty salon
#15 - The Handsome man's de luxe cafe
#16 - The Woman who walked in sunshine
#17 - Precious and Grace
#18 - The House of unexpected sisters
#19 - The Colors of all the cattle
#20 - To the land of long lost friends
Subjects Ramotswe, Precious -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction.
Botswana -- Fiction.
Publisher [Prince Frederick, MD] :Recorded Books,2006
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Lecat, Lisette.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Lisette Lecat.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419375369
1419388975
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