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My Italian bulldozer a novel

by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD McCALL SMITH Alexander
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Call Number  CD McCALL SMITH Alexander
Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK FIC MCC
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CDBK FIC MCC
When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative. While there may be no cars available there is something else on offer: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts and so begins a series of laugh out loud adventures through the Italian countryside, following in the wake of Paul and his Italian Bulldozer. A story of unexpected circumstance and lesson in making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm holiday read guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "McCall Smith, the hugely popular author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, has written a rom-com stand-alone novel that puts the machine back in deus ex machina. The novel's hero, Paul Stewart, is a young, good-looking, best-selling cookbook writer, based in Edinburgh, whose girlfriend has ditched him for her personal trainer. Paul is feeling stuck; his editor believes that any step in any direction will lead Paul out of his depressive bog. This translates into a trip to Italy to research a book on Tuscan cooking and then into a series of comic mishaps that end up with Paul having to make do with the only vehicle available, a gigantic bulldozer. Amusing as Paul's plight is, and as entrancing as the Tuscan hills and the tiny town of Montalcino are, the plot itself is predictable (and as slow to accelerate as the bulldozer): Can a young, handsome, wealthy man who loves to cook find love again? Well, yes, he can. In McCall Smith's hands, even this flawed premise is transformed into an entertaining novel, but it's not up to the author's usual level.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Paul Stuart series
Renowned Scottish cookbook writer Paul Stuart must deal with drama as he tries to cook.
#1 - My Italian bulldozer
#2 - The Second-Worst restaurant in France
Subjects Authors -- Fiction.
Bulldozers -- Fiction.
Italy -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ackroyd, Timothy, 1958- narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Bolinda Audio (Firm), producer.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Timothy Ackroyd.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Recording produced by Bolinda Publishing, p2016.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 6 audio discs (6 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781501924958
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