The Geometry of Holding Hands

The Geometry of Holding Hands

An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (13)

eBook - 2020
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Isabel finds herself entangled in some tricky familial and financial situations that will require all of her kindness, charm, and philosophical expertise to navigate. Just when Isabel and Jamie finally seem to have some time to connect and unwind, a wealthy Edinburgh resident reaches out to Isabel with an unusual request—he would like her to become the executor of his large Highland estate. Though Isabel initially demurs, he presses on. He has only a short time to live, and, without any direct heirs, is struggling to determine which of his three cousins would be the best caretaker. Should it go to the bohemian artist, the savvy city property developer, or the quiet, unassuming bachelor? As if this weren't enough to keep Isabel occupied, she's also spending more time helping her niece Cat at the deli. Cat, perennially unlucky in love, seems to have finally found her match in the leonine Leo. But Isabel is beginning to suspect that Leo might be interested in more than Cat's charms, namely her access to the family trust. Isabel will need to rely upon remarkable reserves of intelligence and compassion in order to give all parties exactly what they want and deserve—no more, and no less.
Publisher: 2020
ISBN: 9781524748951
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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JEANAT12
Aug 29, 2020

This new novel, by Alexander McCall Smith, allows you to escape from the trials and tribulations of Covid 19 in Central Ohio. You are taken to Edinborough Scotland where you engage in the day to day life of Isabel, a philosopher, wife of a musician, mother to two young boys, and an all around good person. The latest in the series, Isabel faces new challenges in her life long pursuit of being ethical. Cat, Eddie, Grace, and Prof Lettuce appear so you can catch up on their doings. A most enjoyable read!

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maipenrai
Aug 12, 2020

I always look forward to the next edition in the lives of Isabel and Jamie. She is always so concerned with ethics and helping others to make their lives more happy and successful. As a philosopher, Isabel is always analyzing the right thing to do. I am afraid that this time her efforts to help Cat may lead to tragedy. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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maipenrai
Aug 12, 2020

I always look forward to the next edition in the lives of Isabel and Jamie. She is always so concerned with ethics and helping others to make their lives more happy and successful. As a philosopher, Isabel is always analyzing the right thing to do. I am afraid that this time her efforts to help Cat may lead to tragedy. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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brangwinn
Aug 03, 2020

As readers know, Isabel Dalhousie is an ethicist and in the 13th book, she asks, “Where were the boundaries of your moral responsibility for others.” That is the center question of this book. She’s been asked to be the executor of a man’s estate. She hardly knows him, but deciding which of his cousin’s should get his extensive plot of open land is complicated when she discovers she has an unpleasant history with one of the cousins’ wives. Her niece, Cat, owner of the deli where Isabel often helps has become engaged to a man who appears to be after Cat’s trust money. Isabel ponders issues throughout the book and comes, to no surprise to readers, to an elegant and satisfying resolution of both problems.

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maipenrai
Nov 29, 2019

The Geometry of Holding Hands (2020)
(Book 13 in the Isabel Dalhousie series)ISBN: #9781980031550
Expected Release: July 21, 2020 Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.

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