Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Book - 2005
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The delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's already hugely popular new detective series, The Sunday Philosophy Club, starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie -- editor of the Journal of Applied Ethics -- and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace. When Isabel's niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant, and is suddenly plagued with memories of events that never happened to him. The situation appeals to Isabel as a philosophical question. Is the heart truly the seat of the soul? And it piques her insatiable curiosity: could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? Grace, of course, thinks it is none of Isabel's business. Add to the mix the lothario Cat brings home from the wedding in Italy, who, in accordance with all that Isabel knows about lotharios, shouldn't be trusted . . . but goodness, he is charming. That makes two mysteries of the heart to be solved -- just the thing for Isabel Dalhousie.
Publisher: Toronto : A.A. Knopf Canada, 2005.
ISBN: 9780676976908
0676976905
9780676976663
0676976662
Characteristics: 261 p. ;,22 cm.

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vkreads
Nov 25, 2018

Isabel befriends a man whose heart transplant has left him wondering about the meaning of his bad dreams;
she pursues the reasons for his fear. Interesting plot.

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kyle0000
Oct 18, 2018

I live this series as much as the number one ladies detective series by McCall Smith.
Comfortable reading like Anne of Green Gables!

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Silvermist
Dec 04, 2012

Another philosophical delight! Isabel thinks about everything, questioning constantly why we do or do not, whether we should or shouldn't; the classic references are an additional joy. This author is a thinker and the series will suit thinkers best, in my opinion.

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