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Publisher's Summary

Alexander McCall Smith, the New York Times best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and the recipient of two Booker Judges' Special Recommendations, delivers an intriguing collection of stories about dating. The emotions in these tales run from the thrill of finding happiness to the humiliation and loneliness of rejection.
©2003 Alexander MacCall Smith; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Captivating....Smith's nine stories, with their light humor and touching moments, should inspire smiles and sighs in tenderhearted readers everywhere." (Publishers Weekly)

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Those looking for the more lighthearted writing of McCall Smith (Mma Ramotswe series, et al) might be surprised by the relatively dark tone of these short stories. Note, they're also frankly sexual in tone, usually dealing with failures and unhappiness, with a few exceptions.

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