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The Resource The quiet side of passion, Alexander McCall Smith

The quiet side of passion, Alexander McCall Smith

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The quiet side of passion
Title
The quiet side of passion
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Isabel becomes involved in a delicate paternity case in the twelfth installment of the beloved Isabel Dalhousie Series. Isabel finds herself befriended by Patricia, a single mother whose son, Basil, goes to school with Isabel's son. Isabel discovers that Basil is the product of an affair Patricia had with a well-known Edinburgh organist, also named Basil, who was, rumor has it, initially reluctant to contribute financially to the child's upkeep. Though Isabel doesn't really like Patricia, she tries to be civil and supportive, but when she sees Patricia in the company of an unscrupulous man who peddles fake antiquities, her suspicions are aroused and she begins to investigate the paternity of Basil Jr. When Isabel takes her suspicions to Basil Sr., she finds that, although paying child support is taking a severe financial toll on him, he likes the idea of being the boy's father and, in fact, wishes he could have more of a relationship with Basil Jr. Patricia, however, has no interest in Basil Sr. taking a more hands-on role in Basil Jr.'s parenting, even as she continues to accept his financial support. Should Isabel help someone who doesn't want to be helped? As Isabel navigates this ethically-complex situation, she is also dealing with her niece, Cat, who has taken up with a tattoo artist. Isabel considers herself open-minded, but has Cat pushed it too far this time? As ever, Isabel must use her kindness and keen intelligence to determine the right course of action"--
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Summary
Isabel navigates a complex family situation when she learns that a single mom has been associating with a con artist and making questionable claims about her son's paternity
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677179
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Isabel Dalhousie series
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character)
  • Women philosophers
  • Single mothers
  • Paternity
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
general
Label
The quiet side of passion, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525639213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1026301353
  • (OCoLC)1026301353
  • 2958295
  • 1174245
  • BK0021863931
Label
The quiet side of passion, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525639213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1026301353
  • (OCoLC)1026301353
  • 2958295
  • 1174245
  • BK0021863931

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