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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (14)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37841-5 (0-307-37841-1)

In the latest book in the beloved best-selling series of mysteries set in Botswana, Mma Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin. Could someone... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Mystery of Meerkat Hill
A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Illustrated by Iain McIntosh


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80446-4 (0-345-80446-5)

Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother... Read more >

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Portuguese Irregular Verbs
A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (1)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7708-3 (1-4000-7708-7)

A deliciously entertaining new series by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The many fans of Precious Ramotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smith’s irresistibly funny trilogy, the eminent (if shamefully under-read) philologist Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Right Attitude to Rain
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (3)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7711-3 (1-4000-7711-7)

The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.

When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce – a bigwig at home in Texas – several confounding situations unfurl at once. Tom’s young fiancée’s roving eye leads... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Right Attitude to Rain
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42300-0 (0-375-42300-1)

The delectable new installment in the best-selling and beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie.

When Mimi, Isabel’s cousin from Dallas, arrives in Edinburgh with her husband, Joe, several confounding situations unfurl. First, Mimi and Joe introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce–a bigwig back home in Texas. The roving eye of Tom’s young fiancée... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (12)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47298-4 (0-307-47298-1)

In this latest installment in the charming, bestselling series, Precious Ramotswe faces two confounding cases: the mysterious fate of some cows, and the ghost-like reappearance of her dear old white van.

As Mma Ramotswe investigates the deaths of cows at a cattle post outside Gaborone, she finds herself also pursuing other mysteries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37839-2 (0-307-37839-X)

The latest installment in the beloved, best-selling series is once again a beautiful blend of wit and wisdom, and a profoundly touching tale of the human heart.

At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows have been killed, and Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Sunday Philosophy Club
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (1)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7709-0 (1-4000-7709-5)

With The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the best-selling and beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, begins a wonderful new series starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie.

Isabel is fond of problems, and sometimes she becomes interested in problems that are, quite frankly, none of her business... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Sunday Philosophy Club
An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42298-0 (0-375-42298-6)

In the new series, The Sunday Philosophy Club, two woman, Isabel Dalhousie, the pluckish and determined editor of The Review of Applied Ethics, and her morally upright housekeeper, Grace, wade through the mysteries of life. After a morning spend culling the mail and editing articles for the magazine, Isabel turns to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (10)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27747-3 (0-307-27747-X)

In this latest installment in the endlessly entertaining series, Precious Ramotswe faces problems both personal and professional.

The first is the potential demise of an old friend, her tiny white van. Recently, it has developed a rather troubling knock, but she dare not consult the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni for fear he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trains and Lovers
A Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-90854-4 (0-307-90854-2)

The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails . . . There’s something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in Trains and Lovers.

As they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and in large print trade paperback.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones
A 44 Scotland Street Novel (5)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45470-6 (0-307-45470-3)

The witty and utterly delightful new novel in the national bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.

Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, finds Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but seeking his escape in the Cub... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (9)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94923-3 (0-307-94923-0)

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 9

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and in large print trade paperback.

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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (9)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90733-2 (0-307-90733-3)

The newest addition—the ninth!—to Alexander McCall Smith's ever-delightful Isabel Dalhousie series.

In this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s endearing Isabel Dalhousie series, the Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth answers an unexpected appeal from a wealthy Scottish collector who has been robbed of a valuable painting.

One afternoon over coffee at Cat’s delicatessen... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and in large print trade paperback.

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Unusual Uses for Olive Oil
A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (4)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27989-7 (0-307-27989-8)

Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due—a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

In Unusual Uses for Olive Oil... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The World According to Bertie
A 44 Scotland Street Novel (4)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38706-6 (0-307-38706-2)

The latest completely charming installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.

There is never a quiet moment on 44 Scotland Street. In The World According to Bertie, Pat deals with the reappearance of Bruce, which has her heart skipping—and not in a pleasant way. Angus Lordie's dog Cyril has been taken... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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C

Written by Tom McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38821-6 (0-307-38821-2)

Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of Serge Carrefax, whose father experiments with wireless communication while running a school for deaf children. Serge grows up amid the noise and silence with his brilliant but troubled older sister, Sophie: an intense sibling relationship that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Men in Space

Written by Tom McCarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38822-3 (0-307-38822-0)

The first novel written by Booker finalist Tom McCarthy—acclaimed author of Remainder and CMen in Space it is set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of communism. It follows an oddball cast—dissolute bohemians, political refugees, a football referee, a disorientated police agent, and a stranded astronaut—as they chase... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Atonement
A Novel
Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 25, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72179-0 (0-385-72179-X)

2002 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover.

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Atonement
A Novel
Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50395-2 (0-385-50395-4)

Anchor Paperback is Available

2003 LA Times Book Award for Fiction

2003 ALA Notable Book Award for Adults, Fiction

2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

The People's Booker Prize 2001


In each of his novels Ian McEwan has brilliantly drawn his reader into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Black Dogs
A Novel
Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49432-8 (0-385-49432-7)

In 1946, a young couple set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they plan an idyllic holiday, only to encounter an experience of darkness so terrifying it alters their lives forever. In this highly praised national bestseller, Ian McEwan has written his most humane... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cement Garden

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 13, 1994
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75018-5 (0-679-75018-5)

This tour de force of psychological unease excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting--or denying.

First the father dies, then the mother. Four children are left alone in a house that looks like a castle stranded among grim high-rises. Free of supervision... Read more >

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The Child in Time

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49752-7 (0-385-49752-0)

Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone.

With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize–winning author Ian... Read more >

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The Children Act

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53970-8 (0-385-53970-3)

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Comfort of Strangers

Written by Ian McEwan


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74984-4 (0-679-74984-5)

On vacation in a city that may or may not be Venice, Mary and Colin are growing weary of each other, lost among the city's ancient, endlessly winding streets. Then one night, on their way to a late dinner, they meet a stranger named Robert. Forceful, insistent, perhaps too forthcoming, Robert... Read more >
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