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Laura Bush Book Club with Alexander McCall Smith

November 4, 2019

Laura Bush Book Club with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Author Alexander McCall Smith

Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management

We join Alexander McCall Smith, author of the best-selling The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, for the first Laura Bush Book Club event. Meredith Land of NBC 5 moderates a discussion on the first book in the series, which tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement. The series has sold over 20 million copies in the English language alone. The 20th book in the series, To the Land of Long Lost Friends, was published in October.