The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (Hardcover)
Pantheon Books, 9780307378392, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2011
THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 12
Fans around the world adore the best-selling 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.
About the Author
Praise For The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party…
"McCall Smith has great fondness for Botswana and paints a loving portrait of this peaceful, prosperous, and progressive country. . . . Wise and graceful."
"Charming and hilarious. . . . In its own way, McCall Smith’s world is as stylized and hermetic as those created by P.G. Wodehouse or Damon Runyon—a sweet and timeless bubble with its own morality, language and customs. Entering it can be a source of great comfort in these uncertain times."
—The Seattle Times
"You’ll never get through the wedding with dry eyes."
"[McCall Smith] again makes the sublime look easy…. [He] has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people’s lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature. Even newcomers will quickly be drawn into Mma Ramotswe’s unconventional approach to investigations and rapidly feel that they are with old friends."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This is Mr. McCall Smith at his benevolent best, preaching the most gentle of philosophies and obviously recalling with affection his own memories of Botswana and his years there."
—The Washington Times
“Utterly charming and compulsively readable.”
“Kindness is paramount . . . Consistently satisfying . . . Genial [and] comforting.”
—The Christian Science Monitor
“Endearing, amusing . . . Sparkles with African sunshine and wit.”
—The Dallas Morning News
—The New York Times Book Review
“Charming, warmly affecting . . . As comfy cozy as can be.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas.”
“The best, most charming, honest, hilarious and life-affirming books to appear in years.”
—The Plain Dealer