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“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

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