Our first guest is Alexander McCall Smith, author of many beloved novels of mystery and practical philosophy, including The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, featuring Precious Ramotswe, and also the Isabel Dalhousie series. He talks with Janis Lane-Ewart about his newest book, The Lost Art of Gratitude.
Also in this week’s show, we talk with James King about his novel, Bill Warrington’s Last Chance. The story of an old man’s search for redemption, it was the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner.
Lakewood Cemetery is a Minneapolis landmark. Producer Susan Gray tours the resting place adjacent to Lake Calhoun, and uncovers stories about the cemetery’s rich history, which includes memorials to Minnesota artists, political figures and business leaders.