Allegheny County Public libraries are closed to the public, but the digital library is open! Check out the eLibrary site for more information. If you need a library card, sign up here. Check your local library's website for more information about closures.

The woman who walked in sunshine

by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 40 Libraries 41 of 44 copies
Available (41)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Mystery Mys Fic McCa
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  Mys Fic McCa
 
 
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Fiction FIC MCCALL
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC MCCALL
 
 
Baldwin Borough Library Fiction SMI
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  SMI
 
 
Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC McCALL SMITH Alexander
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  FIC McCALL SMITH Alexander
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Fiction FIC McC
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC McC
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Fiction FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - Brookline Fiction FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - Carrick Fiction Collection FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Fiction Collection FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - Homewood Fiction Collection FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Fiction Collection FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - South Side Fiction FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - West End Fiction Collection FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Fiction Collection FICTION McCall Smith
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION McCall Smith
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Fiction MYS McCa
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  MYS McCa
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F MCC
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F MCC
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC MCCALL SMITH
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC MCCALL SMITH
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction Fic McCall Smith
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic McCall Smith
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Mysteries FIC MCC mys
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Mysteries
 
Call Number  FIC MCC mys
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Mysteries FIC MCC mys
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
 
Collection  Mysteries
 
Call Number  FIC MCC mys
 
 
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction F McCALL 2015 CRAFTON 10/15
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  F McCALL 2015 CRAFTON 10/15
 
 
Dormont Public Library Mystery MYST MCCA
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  MYST MCCA
 
 
Green Tree Public Library Adult Mystery FM MCC
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Mystery
 
Call Number  FM MCC
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Fiction FIC MCC
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC MCC
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Fiction MCCALL SMITH Alexander
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  MCCALL SMITH Alexander
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Fiction F McCALL SMITH Alexand
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F McCALL SMITH Alexand
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction MYS MCCAL
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  MYS MCCAL
 
 
Northland Public Library Mystery FIC MCCALL-SMITH MYS
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  FIC MCCALL-SMITH MYS
 
 
Northland Public Library Mystery FIC MCCALL-SMITH MYS
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  FIC MCCALL-SMITH MYS
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Mystery M McC
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  M McC
 
 
Penn Hills Library Fiction MCCA
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  MCCA
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Mystery Fic Mys McCall Smith
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  Fic Mys McCall Smith
 
 
Plum Community Library Fiction FIC MCC
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC MCC
 
 
Robinson Library Fiction FIC MCCALL SMITH
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC MCCALL SMITH
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Fiction M MCC
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  M MCC
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction MCCALL SMITH
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  MCCALL SMITH
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Mystery Fiction MYSTERY McCALL SMITH Alexander
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Mystery Fiction
 
Call Number  MYSTERY McCALL SMITH Alexander
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Fiction Mystery F MCCALL SMITH
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction Mystery
 
Call Number  F MCCALL SMITH
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Mystery Collection MYS McCall Smith
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery Collection
 
Call Number  MYS McCall Smith
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Mystery FIC McC MYS
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  FIC McC MYS
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Mystery FIC MCC MYS DETECTIVE AGENCY 16
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Call Number  FIC MCC MYS DETECTIVE AGENCY 16
 
 
 
Unavailable (3)
Location Collection Status
Brentwood Library Mystery CHECKED OUT
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Mystery
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling series, Mma Ramotswe must contend with her greatest challenge yet--a vacation!

Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation.

Despite this unexpected diversion, Mma Ramotswe still finds herself concerned about how the agency is faring in her absence. Her worries grow when she hears that Mma Makutsi is handling a new and rather complicated case. A well-respected Botswanan politician is up for a major public honor, and his reputation is now being called into question by his rivals. The man's daughter has contacted the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to investigate these troubling claims, but, as in so many cases, all is not as it seems. In the end, the investigation will affect everyone at the agency and will also serve as a reminder that ordinary human failings should be treated with a large helping of charity and compassion.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The sixteenth installment of the internationally best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series again showcases the boundless compassion, humor, and occasional wiliness of the agency's founder, the traditionally built Mma Precious Ramotswe. The agency, located under an acacia tree in Gaborone, Botswana, and sharing premises with the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, now accommodates (besides Mma Ramotswe) Charlie, a failed Speedy Motors mechanic taken on out of charity, and a great comic character, the often-exasperating Mma Makutsi, who, after a great deal of maneuvering, is now co-director. This episode begins with Mma Makutsi campaigning for Mma Ramotswe to take a holiday. Is Makutsi only wanting Precious to have a break, or is something else behind the suggestion? Precious agrees but can only do nothing for about half a day before she feels she has to know, even secondhand, what's going on in her absence. Makutsi has given a volunteer worker an exceptionally delicate case, involving a famous Botswanan politician whose past may come back to bite him like a mamba. Secrets and consequences abound, and Precious has to navigate at a remove. The title comes from Precious' reflection that she, blessed by the love of her husband, the proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, walks in sunshine. Readers of this and the whole series will feel similarly blessed.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Precious Ramotswe goes on vacation in Smith's enchanting 16th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel (after 2014's The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café). Her second in command, the prickly Grace Makutsi, is glad to take charge in her absence. Mma Ramotswe, who's basically staying home on Zebra Drive in Gaborone, can't help worrying about how things are going at the office. Her concern grows when Mr. Polopetsi, a part-time chemistry teacher who also helps out at the agency, confides that Mma Makutsi has failed to make progress on a new case involving a late government official. With Mr. Polopetsi's blessing, Mma Ramotswe discreetly investigates. Meanwhile, she comes to the assistance of Samuel, an abused boy she encounters on the street, and discovers that scheming Violet Sephotho, Mma Makutsi's rival from the Botswana Secretarial College, has started the No. 1 Ladies' College of Secretarial and Business Studies. As usual, Smith's blend of gentle humor and insights into human nature is irresistible. Agent: Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.
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.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First United States edition.
Language English
Description 213 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9780307911568
030791156X
Other Classic View