The colors of all the cattle / Alexander McCall Smith.

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    • Publication Information:
      First United States edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver--hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything--but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.
    • ISBN:
      9781524747800
      1524747807
    • Accession Number:
      2018032018
    • Accession Number:
      on1045646734
      1045646734
    • Accession Number:
      fay.585261
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCCALL SMITH, A. The colors of all the cattle. [s.l.] : Pantheon Books, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McCall Smith A. The Colors of All the Cattle. Pantheon Books; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585261. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      McCall Smith, A. (2018). The colors of all the cattle. Pantheon Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585261
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McCall Smith, Alexander. 2018. The Colors of All the Cattle. No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series: [Bk. 19]. Pantheon Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585261.
    • Harvard:
      McCall Smith, A. (2018) The colors of all the cattle. Pantheon Books (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series: [bk. 19]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585261 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McCall Smith, A 2018, The colors of all the cattle, No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series: [bk. 19], Pantheon Books, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McCall Smith, Alexander. The Colors of All the Cattle. Pantheon Books, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585261.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McCall Smith, Alexander. The Colors of All the Cattle. No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series: [Bk. 19]. Pantheon Books, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585261.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McCall Smith A. The colors of all the cattle [Internet]. Pantheon Books; 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series: [bk. 19]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.585261

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2

For fans of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, there can be no prospect more delightfully chilling than a face-off between Mma Precious Ramotswe, owner of the agency and solver of people's problems, and Violet Sephotho, man-stealer, cheat, schemer par excellence, and longtime rival of Precious' assistant, Mma Makutsi. The occasion is an election for a seat on the Gaborone City Council; at stake is preserving Botswana from big hotel developers who would transform the landscape. High comedy abounds in McCall Smith's depiction of the two very different candidates and campaigns. Besides the campaign, Mma Ramotswe must deal with an almost-impossible-to-solve case of a hit-and-run accident that just about destroyed a local doctor she has known since childhood. New readers may find this latest in the series a bit digressive, with characters' dialogue and thoughts sometimes seeming like filler. Still, the campaign gives the tale needed focus and bite, and McCall Smith slides in intriguing glimpses of a troubled Botswana, including the sobering fact that women who work the mines often must give up their children to the orphanage. A lesser light in a series that still shines very brightly. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 June #2

Soon after winning election to the city council, Mma Ramotswe resigns in frustration but must work with Mma Potokwane to counter runner-up Violet Sephotho's plans to push through the building of the grandiose Big Fun Hotel—right next to a graveyard. Nineteenth in the blockbuster series.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 September #4

Mwa Ramotswe considers entering politics in Smith's excellent 19th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel (after 2017's The House of Unexpected Sisters). She's not at all sure she's qualified, but her friend Mwa Potokwame, who heads the local orphan farm, persuades her it's her duty to run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, especially since her opponent is Violet Sephotho. The mercenary Violet, the nemesis of Grace Makutsi, Mwa Ramotswe's prickly partner in the detective agency, is sure to support the controversial proposal for the construction of a splashy hotel next to a cemetery. Meanwhile, agency assistant Charlie takes the lead in investigating a hit-and-run case in the town of Mochudi. A serious romance between Charlie and a young woman he's dating shows his growing maturity. Amusingly revealing of Mwa Ramotswe's character are the relentlessly honest answers she gives to a reporter who interviews her before the election. Smith continues to bring joy to his readers through his insights into the human heart. Seven-city author tour. Agent: Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency. (Nov.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2018 September #4

Mwa Ramotswe considers entering politics in Smith's excellent 19th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel (after 2017's The House of Unexpected Sisters). She's not at all sure she's qualified, but her friend Mwa Potokwame, who heads the local orphan farm, persuades her it's her duty to run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, especially since her opponent is Violet Sephotho. The mercenary Violet, the nemesis of Grace Makutsi, Mwa Ramotswe's prickly partner in the detective agency, is sure to support the controversial proposal for the construction of a splashy hotel next to a cemetery. Meanwhile, agency assistant Charlie takes the lead in investigating a hit-and-run case in the town of Mochudi. A serious romance between Charlie and a young woman he's dating shows his growing maturity. Amusingly revealing of Mwa Ramotswe's character are the relentlessly honest answers she gives to a reporter who interviews her before the election. Smith continues to bring joy to his readers through his insights into the human heart. Seven-city author tour. Agent: Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency. (Nov.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2018 September #4

Mwa Ramotswe considers entering politics in Smith's excellent 19th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel (after 2017's The House of Unexpected Sisters). She's not at all sure she's qualified, but her friend Mwa Potokwame, who heads the local orphan farm, persuades her it's her duty to run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, especially since her opponent is Violet Sephotho. The mercenary Violet, the nemesis of Grace Makutsi, Mwa Ramotswe's prickly partner in the detective agency, is sure to support the controversial proposal for the construction of a splashy hotel next to a cemetery. Meanwhile, agency assistant Charlie takes the lead in investigating a hit-and-run case in the town of Mochudi. A serious romance between Charlie and a young woman he's dating shows his growing maturity. Amusingly revealing of Mwa Ramotswe's character are the relentlessly honest answers she gives to a reporter who interviews her before the election. Smith continues to bring joy to his readers through his insights into the human heart. Seven-city author tour. Agent: Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency. (Nov.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.