The Miracle at Speedy Motors

In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307377199

Category: Fiction

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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights. And, at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept. Nonetheless, Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good-natured way, while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea.

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Alexander continues this theme later, sitting at a coffee shop in Gaborone's
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ninth book in the Ladies' Detective Agency series, The Miracle at Speedy Motors
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Something about the Author

Akimbo and the Lions , illustrated by LeUyen Pham , Bloomsbury Children's
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Author: Thomson Gale

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ISBN: 9780787688035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Crime Writers A Research Guide

Millhone, Kinsey (fictitious character, Grafton), 58-59 The Millionaires (Meltzer),
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Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307961117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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“What are you reading?” That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying. Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.


Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Precious Ramotswe uses her formidable detection talents to track down her tiny white van - sold by her estimable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and stolen from its new owner - while simultaneously helping to explain the dreadful losing streak ...

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Category: Botswana

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Precious Ramotswe uses her formidable detection talents to track down her tiny white van - sold by her estimable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and stolen from its new owner - while simultaneously helping to explain the dreadful losing streak of a local football team and smoothing out a snag in Mma Makutsi's engagement to Mr Phuti Radiphut.

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.



The Rub off

Bindery representatives frequently call on librarians and binders are always well
represented at meetings of library associations . ... we should like to ask our
readers , and if we could every librarian , to stop and think for a moment of the
miracle E of library binding . ... six cartons of magazines and five cartons of books
, via Speedy Motor Delivery , Inc. There are 200 volumes of books and 100
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The Hollywood Reporter

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Motor Land

All than that which carpets the floor of that any terrestrial surroundings can these
Redwood forests . ... But here are twenty thousand shingles and grape stakes
would be acres of them , and the trees — the most worse than burning the marble
of the stupendous plant miracle of all — are ... to these trees are more in diameter
and nearly if not in good condition for speedy and unquite four hundred feet high
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Michigan Manufacturer and Financial Record

In an from seaports to front lines , have focused at - plants continuouslü to the pri
plants continuously to the production of mili - unusual and efficient operation ,
spare parts , tention on a veritable miracle of transportatary trucks is the
Chevrolet Motor Division ranging from small washers ... of commercial cars and
boxed for safe and speedy delivery overUnrivalled anywhere in the world in
peaceand trucks .

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