The Lost Art of Gratitude

The Lost Art of Gratitude

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Random House, Inc.
The sixth book in this bestselling series gives us Isabel, intrigue — both moral and financial — a fox bite, two engagements and at least one wedding!

While attending a second birthday party with her son, Charlie, Isabel meets Minty Auchterlonie, a ruthlessly ambitious high-flying financier who first appeared in The Sunday Philosophy Club. Minty heads a small investment bank and may or may not be deceiving her shareholders. Isabel faces a dilemma: she has information which could prevent the investors from being cheated — but how can she be sure of it?

Meanwhile, Isabel’s niece, Cat, becomes engaged to a stunt man who is also a funambulist. However, the fiancé is about to take up a highly dangerous engagement that Isabel fears will end in disaster, even as Isabel herself considers embarking on an extreme adventure of her own…

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books ; Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780307397010
Characteristics: 262 p. ; 22 cm


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Feb 01, 2019

6th in the series; (total of 12 in the series thru pub year 2018, wow.)
This plot is not as "driven" as several of the other earlier plots.
Of course, the environmental charms of Edinburgh Scotland continue; people whose eyes are like the varied skies of Scotland.
and, ---- it seems Isabel is growing in the personal strength to confront people whose power to intimidate is quite a reckoning.
Oh, Brother Fox, where art thou? Oh, --- there, you are --------- a dear heart.

Don't forget: Alexander McCall Smith has also written several other notorious series.

Sep 29, 2018

The author, a true philosopher, quietly slips in really significant bits such as how anger diminishes us and the importance of honouring a promise. The significance of such, makes me reread those kind of worthwhile passages in order to own them, things we don't always perceive for ourselves. Such a gift in examining our own values.

mrsgail5756 Jan 11, 2013

A very good read. I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book for all to read.

Feb 21, 2011

I want put this item on hold until after March 15th as I will be leaving Seattle to attend a death in family.

Aug 22, 2010

The 6th in the Isabel Dalhousie series, this volume finds Isabel embroiled in the intrigues of a ruthless, high-powered Scottish female investment banker.

Feb 07, 2010

Another excellent Isabel Dalhousie mystery set in Edinburgh. Really enjoyable series!

Jan 30, 2010

If you liked previous books in series, you'll like this one too.

He's a great author.

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