Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.
Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her?
With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family—both the one you’re born with and the one you choose.
About the Author
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been best sellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.
Praise for The House of Unexpected Sisters:
“Perhaps one of the author’s most charming books on the topic of Precious Ramotswe.” —The Washington Times
“There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books.” —The New York Times Book Review “Longtime fans of the series will feel as if they've come home again.” —Booklist (Starred Review)
Praise for Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series:
“An oasis. . . . Full of wit, nuance, and caring.” —Chicago Sun-Times “McCall Smith explores diverse matters of the heart. . . . Vibrantly appealing. . . . A respite from the rush and worries of daily life.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Entrancing. . . . A tapestry of extraordinary nuance and richness.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Smart and sassy . . . [with] the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once.” —Los Angeles Times “Enthralling. . . . Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can’t help but love.” —USA Today “The best, most charming, honest, hilarious, and life-affirming books to appear in years.” —The Plain Dealer