The Sweet Remnants of Summer: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (14) (Isabel Dalhousie Series #14) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 14 in the Isabel Dalhousie Series series.
- #1: The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie Series #1) (Paperback): $16.00
- #2: Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie Series #2) (Paperback): $15.00
- #3: The Right Attitude to Rain (Isabel Dalhousie Series #3) (Hardcover): $24.15
- #4: The Careful Use of Compliments (Isabel Dalhousie Series #4) (Paperback): $16.50
- #5: The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Isabel Dalhousie Series #5) (Paperback): $15.95
- #6: The Lost Art of Gratitude (Isabel Dalhousie Series #6) (Paperback): $17.55
- #7: The Charming Quirks of Others (Isabel Dalhousie Series #7) (Paperback): $17.55
- #8: The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (Isabel Dalhousie Series #8) (Paperback): $17.60
- #9: The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (Isabel Dalhousie Series #9) (Paperback): $16.45
- #10: The Novel Habits of Happiness (Isabel Dalhousie Series #10) (Paperback): $17.60
- #11: A Distant View of Everything: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (11) (Isabel Dalhousie Series #11) (Hardcover): $28.55
- #12: The Quiet Side of Passion: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (12) (Isabel Dalhousie Series #12) (Hardcover): $25.95
- #13: The Geometry of Holding Hands: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (13) (Isabel Dalhousie Series #13) (Paperback): $16.00
Our favorite moral philosopher is caught up in a delicate dispute between members of a prominent family as her husband, Jamie, is dragged into his own internecine rivalry.
Isabel accepts an invitation to serve on the advisory committee of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, but soon finds herself swept up in an all-too-familiar dilemma. David is the grandson of a Scottish clan chief and is supportive of Scottish nationalism. But his fervent beliefs are threatening family harmony, especially because his sister Catriona's socialist views put her at odds with her brother. When their mother, Laura, a fellow committee member, asks Isabel to intervene, she tries to demur. But always one for courteous resolutions to philosophical disagreements, Isabel can't help but intercede.
In the meantime, Jamie, having criticized Isabel for getting involved in the affairs of others, does precisely that himself. Jamie is helping to select a new cellist for his ensemble, but he suspects that the conductor may be focused on something other than his favored candidate's cello skills.
With so many factors complicating matters, Isabel and Jamie will have to muster all their tact and charm to ensure that comity is reached between all these fractious parties.
About the Author
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been best sellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.
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