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    The Forever Girl (Paperback) By (author) Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith

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    DescriptionThe author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us "The Forever Girl, "a novel about love and following one's heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter in the close-knit community of ex-pats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place for children to grow up. Their firstborn, Sally, has always listened to her heart, deciding at age four that she would rather be called Clover and then, a few years later, falling in love with her best friend, James. But the comforting embrace of island life can become claustrophobic for adults, especially when they are faced with difficult situations. At the same time that Clover falls in love with James, Amanda realizes that she has fallen "out" of love with David . . . and that she is interested in someone else. While Amanda tries to navigate the new path her heart is leading her down, Clover finds, much to her dismay, that James seems to be growing away from her. And when they leave the island for boarding school--James to England and Clover to Scotland--she feels she may have lost him for good. As Clover moves on to university, seldom seeing James but always carrying him in her heart, she finds herself torn between a desire to go forward with her life and the old feelings that she just can't shed. Through the lives of Clover and James, and Amanda and David, acclaimed storyteller Alexander McCall Smith tells a tale full of love and heartbreak, humor and melancholy, that beautifully demonstrates the myriad ways in which love shapes our lives. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    The Forever Girl
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 389
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804194402
    ISBN 10: 0804194408
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
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    BIC subject category V2: FRD
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027020
    LC classification: PR6063.C326 F65 2014B
    Thema V1.0: FU, FBA, FRD
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Random House Large Print Publishing
    Imprint name
    Random House Large Print Publishing
    Publication date
    11 February 2014
    Author Information
    Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He lives in Scotland. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "What may seem like an ordinary love tangle is a very rich stew of contemporary mores and a great stage for both comedy and heartbreak." --"Booklist "(starred review) "Touchingly conceived. . . . In the end we see that love unfulfilled still makes a difference." --"Library Journal" Praise for Alexander McCall Smith: "McCall Smith's generous writing and dry humor, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers." --"The New York Times" "McCall Smith's novels are beautifully precise and psychologically acute." --"The Independent "(London) "A vivid observer and an elegant writer." --"The Plain Dealer" "A virtuoso storyteller." "--The Scotsman" "A writer who charms many readers . . . McCall Smith's characters are well-drawn and alive." --"Providence Journal" "McCall Smith's accomplished novels [are] dependent on small gestures redolent with meaning and main characters blessed with pleasing personalities . . . These novels are gentle probes into the mysteries of human nature." --"Newsday" "From the Hardcover edition."