Thursday, January 22, 2009

Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith

Product Description:In the latest installment of the universally beloved, bestselling series, Mma Ramotswe discovers the biggest miracles in life are often the smallest.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.
My Thoughts: I read this last year and now I have listened to it. I have found that I enjoy reading then listening to the stories in this series. The reader, Lisette Lecat is the ideal reader for this series. According to what I have read she is a native of South Africa which borders Botswana and shares Setswana language roots. I love hearing her give a voice to one of my favorite literary characters, Mma Ramotswe. This is a sweet, gentle series, calming and easy to read. I'm always sorry when the story is over.


Anonymous said...

Have you been reading Corduroy Mansions online by this author? The URL is:

Jenne said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed these books. Can wait for the next installment in the adventures of Mma Ramotswe and friends!