The Sweet Remnants of Summer by Alexander McCall Smith audiobook

The Sweet Remnants of Summer

By Alexander McCall Smith

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780593316948

The Isabel Dalhousie Series: Book 14

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705061220

  • ISBN: 9798212156066

Runtime: 7.46 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Everyone’s favorite moral philosopher, Isabel Dalhousie, finds herself caught up in a delicate dispute between members of a prominent family while her husband, Jamie, is dragged into an internecine rivalry of his own.

When Isabel is invited to serve on the advisory committee of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, her husband, Jamie, expresses concern about the demands on her time. Never one to duck an obligation, however, Isabel says she’d be happy to join. There she meets a woman named Laura, whose husband—a prominent wine merchant from an illustrious family—and son are at odds. Laura asks whether Isabel might arbitrate between them. Isabel is reluctant to intervene in a familial drama, but, always one for practical and courteous solutions to theoretical problems, she feels obligated to help. Will the demands on her moral attention never cease?

Meanwhile, having criticized Isabel for getting involved in the affairs of others, Jamie does precisely that himself. He’s helping to select a new cellist for his ensemble but suspects that the conductor’s attention may be focused on something other than his favored candidate’s cello skills. Jamie feels it’s important that the most qualified applicant gets the job—but how to determine whether the conductor has the right qualifications in mind?

With so many complicated and fraught issues demanding their attention, Isabel and Jamie will have to tap deep into their reserves of tact and goodwill as they navigate the tricky and turbulent waters of these emotional matters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[The series] 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, praise for the series

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Author

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, and more. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. In 2004 he was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English