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The Miracle at Speedy Motors

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Written by Alexander McCall SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: March 10, 2009
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-27746-6 (0-307-27746-1)
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best—helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni--Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband—has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors finds Mma Ramotswe pondering the profound matter of human connections, particularly among people like Manka Sebina, adopted as a child and longing for identity and family. . . . Before this touching case is solved — with the twist of folk humor that makes the whole series irresistible — there will indeed be miracles.”—The New York Times

“Charming, warmly affecting. . . . As comfy cozy as can be.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A fitting part of the tiny miracle the entire series has been.” —The Star-Telegram

“The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas.” —Entertainment Weekly