The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
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."
- Hardback | 242 pages
- 160.02 x 241.3 x 35.56mm | 453.59g
- 05 Nov 2013
- Pantheon Books
- New York, United States
Other books in this series
14 Mar 2013
03 Jun 2012
03 Jun 2014
03 Aug 2011
03 May 2013
14 Mar 2006
03 Oct 2009
12 Nov 2002
12 Apr 2003
22 Mar 2011
11 Mar 2008
22 Nov 2005
About Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith
"Enchanting . . . An inspiration to us all . . . The sweet, chuckling voice of Precious Ramotswe falls gentle on the ear.""--The New York Times Book Review"
"In Mma Ramotswe, McCall Smith minted one of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction.""--Newsweek"
"McCall Smith is a vivid observer and an elegant writer, honoring Botswanan customs and culture . . . Like the best traditions, this series is one we hope will endure.""--The Plain Dealer"
"The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas.""--Entertainment Weekly"
"McCall Smith's accomplished novels [are] dependent on small gestures redolent with meaning and main characters blessed with pleasing personalities.""--Newsday"
"McCall Smith is a master . . . There's beauty and revelation of one kind or another woven expertly into every line.""--Christian Science Monitor"