The Quiet Side of Passion: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (12) by Alexander McCall Smith - PDF free download eBook
Isabel finds herself grappling with ethically-complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to...
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Details of The Quiet Side of Passion: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (12)
- Exact title of the book
- The Quiet Side of Passion: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (12)
- Book author
- Alexander McCall Smith
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 304 pages
- June 4th 2019 by Anchor Books
- File size (in PDF)
- 1216 kB
Some brief overview of book
Isabel finds herself grappling with ethically-complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community. With two small boys to raise, a mountain of articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Cat, who always seems to need a helping hand at the deli, Isabel barely has any time for herself. Her husband, Jamie, suggests acquiring extra help, and she reluctantly agrees.
In no time at all, Isabel and Jamie have a new au pair, and Isabel has an intelligent assistant editor to share her workload. Both women, though, have romantic entanglements that threaten to interfere with their work, and Isabel must decide how best to navigate this tricky domestic situation. Can an employer ever inject herself into her employee's affairs?
Meanwhile, Isabel makes the acquaintance of Patricia, the mother of Charlie's friend Basil. Though Isabel finds Patricia rather pushy, she tries to be civil and supportive, especially given that Patricia is raising her son on her own, without the help of his father, a well-known Edinburgh organist, also named Basil. But when Isabel sees Patricia in the company of an unscrupulous man, she begins to rethink her assumptions.
Isabel must once again call on her kindness and keen intelligence to determine the right course of action, at home, at work, and in the schoolyard.