Book Review: The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (16) (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series) by Alexander McCall Smith
This book was, in baseball lingo, a curve ball. Mma Ramotswe is thrown this off-speed pitch and since she’s used to hitting fastballs and sliders and even knuckleballs, she responds as she has always done and the pitch goes by her. She keeps swinging and missing, but slowly she realizes she might be misjudging the situation. In other words, the revelation that her assistant, the inimitable Grace Makutsi, has evolved catches her by surprise. McCall Smith’s humor and understanding of human interactions comes through, and that makes this a remarkable work, and I mean, work of art.
On a personal level, and as a writer, I’ve been influenced in recent years by this series, and by the Isabel Dalhousie (Sunday Philosophy Club) series by the same author.
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