Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.53in x 5.81 x 1.01 in | 0.82 lb
Page Count:240 pages
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED INSTALLMENT: Sandy has heard from his many fans that they are eager to read the next installment in this cherished series. After a two-year hiatus for this series, the wait is almost over.
SERIES: This series is a favourite with fans and critics alike. It’s beloved for its charming plots, and for Isabel’s astute and intellectually rigorous observations about the pleasures, perils and moral obligations of modern life. The series holds special appeal for McCall Smith’s well-educated female fans.
SALES: We have shipped more than 267,000 Isabel books in all formats in Canada.
AUTHOR PLATFORM: McCall Smith has 79,000 followers on Facebook and 18,500 on Twitter.
AUTHOR VIRTUAL TOUR: During the pandemic, Sandy has continued to do virtual events including TIFA in October 2021.
LIBRARY SALES: He is the leading Knopf Canada author in library sales.
PRAISE FOR THE GEOMETRY OF HOLDING HANDS (#13):
“The elegant resolution of both problems makes this the ethicist’s best in more than a decade.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I absolutely loved this gentle, beautifully written and felt novel…. It’s full of genuinely thoughtful observations on morality and behavior, ways all of us could behave if we just tried a little bit harder. To Isabel, the behavior is natural. She’s my new hero.” —Mystery Scene blog
PRAISE FOR THE ISABEL DALHOUSIE SERIES:
“Alexander McCall Smith has become one of those commodities, like oil or chocolate or money, where the supply is never sufficient to the demand…. [He] is prolific and habit-forming…. [His] gift, one of them, is to inspire an eagerness to follow…. McCall Smith has done his job. Isabel lives. A series is born.” —The Globe and Mail
“Like Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Isabel has the gift of an expansive, forgiving humanity which embraces the world it inhabits.” —The Scotsman
“As this is McCall Smith, there is gentleness and an inherent belief in the goodness of people that permeates the book.” —Calgary Herald
“In Mma Ramotswe, [McCall Smith] minted one of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction. Now, with the creation of Isabel Dalhousie, he’s done it again…. She’s such good company, it’s hard to believe she’s fictional. You finish [one] installment greedily looking forward to more.”
“Sophisticated fun…. [S]tarring a woman who can only be described as a blend of the infamous sleuth Nancy Drew and the philosopher Voltaire.” —Metro (Toronto)
“McCall Smith, a fine writer, paints his hometown of Edinburgh as indelibly as he captures the sunniness of Africa. We can almost feel the mists as we tread the cobblestones.” —The Dallas Morning News
“Gentle, humorous, charming—Alexander McCall Smith invariably takes an unvarnished but kindly snapshot of modern society and the result, every time, is entertaining and enchanting.” —Las Vegas Review-Journal
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