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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

By Alexander McCall Smith, 1948-

Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
 
Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice. The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Not only has she received a bad omen in the mail, but rumors are swirling that the salon is using dangerous products that burn people’s skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business?
 
Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant . . . But in Botswana—a land where family has always been held above all else—this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration.
 
With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives.
 
This is the fourteenth installment in the series.


This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.  

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780307378415


Format: Book
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Summary: "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is moving to the fall! 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 be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, on the home front, Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana--a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new--this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon / Alexander McCall Smith.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Subject: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction Families -- Fiction Pregnant women -- Fiction Botswana -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780307378415 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: F McCall Smith
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Bib Id: 457962

Format: Book
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Summary: "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is moving to the fall! 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 be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, on the home front, Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana--a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new--this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon / Alexander McCall Smith.
Edition: First United States edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Description: 242 pages ; 25 cm.
Series: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series ; (14)
Subjects: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction
Subjects: Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction
Subjects: Families -- Fiction
Subjects: Pregnant women -- Fiction
Subjects: Botswana -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013024523
ISBN: 9780307378415 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: F McCall Smith