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The quiet side of passion, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
The quiet side of passion
Title
The quiet side of passion
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, rumour 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
Member of
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677179
Cataloging source
VPPLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The quiet side of passion, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062894730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408709436
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018006531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987429126
Label
The quiet side of passion, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062894730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408709436
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018006531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987429126

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