Friday, August 12, 2016

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

Reconciliation. If the world is getting you down, pick up the novel titled, The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine, by Alexander McCall Smith. After a few dozen pages, your heart rate and blood pressure will both be lower, and a smile may creep across your face. This novel is the sixteenth installment in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series set in Botswana and featuring Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi. There’s an interesting case, and several forms of reconciliation that occur through the course of these pages. Here’s one of my favorite quotes (p.43): “The trouble with the world today, she thought, was that people were not prepared to stand up to bad behavior. They looked away, they pretended they had not seen anything, and hardly anybody bothered to deal with badly behaved children, with the result that they could run wild, could go on the rampage unchecked.” After you finish the novel, refreshed, perhaps reconciled, you will be better prepared for whatever bad behavior is happening in your part of the world. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine from

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