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The Novel Habits of Happiness

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The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
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Aug 23, 2016 | ISBN 9780307949240

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Praise

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith’s Isabel Dalhousie series

“Remarkable. . . . [Isabel] is such good company, it’s hard to believe she’s fictional.” —Newsweek

“Edinburgh’s favorite philosopher/sleuth is back. . . . Isabel’s musings on duty and parenthood linger.” —People

“Charming. . . . No writer makes the philosophical life as inviting and cozy as McCall Smith does.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“A novel about love—love of life, love of home and homeland, love of partner and family, love of fellow humans. . . . A stimulating thinking-person’s read.”New York Journal of Books

“Isabel’s search for truth follows a route that 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 moral conundrums, the drinking of steaming cups of hot brew (coffee, in this case) and . . . gentle probing into the human condition.” The Oregonian


“Philosophical inquiries are spontaneous and ongoing, stitched into everyday life and conversation. . . . Genial [and] wise. . . . Glows like a rare jewel.” Entertainment Weekly
 
“[Isabel] is by turns fearless, vulnerable, headstrong, and insecure, but always delightful.”Chicago Tribune

“Delicious mental comfort food.” Los Angeles Times

“A world where humor is gentle, suffering is acknowledged but not foregrounded, and efforts to do good are usually rewarded. It’s a wonderful place to visit, even if we don’t get to live there.”The Washington Post

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