The Resource Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith

Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
Chance developments : stories
Title
Chance developments
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith"--
Member of
Summary
A collection of thematically linked short stories on the subjects of love and art, each inspired by an evocative old photo, includes the stories of a nun who leaves the sisterhood to discover big-city life and a romance between a circus ventriloquist and animal handler
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485724
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930068007
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781101871256
Lccn
2015042318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930068007
Label
Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930068007
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781101871256
Lccn
2015042318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930068007

Library Locations

    • Carver Branch Borrow it
      1161 Angelina St., Austin, TX, 78702, US
      30.2695584 -97.7240278
    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
    • Little Walnut Creek BranchBorrow it
      835 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX, 78758, US
      30.3632362 -97.6984619
    • Manchaca Road Branch Borrow it
      5500 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX, 78745, US
      30.2166039 -97.79733689999999
    • North Village Branch Borrow it
      2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX, 78757, US
      30.362144 -97.7305032
    • Old Quarry Branch Borrow it
      7051 Village Center Dr., Austin, TX, 78731, US
      30.3529975 -97.7551561
    • St. John Branch Borrow it
      7500 Blessing Ave., Austin, TX, 78752, US
      30.3328231 -97.6937014
    • Spicewood Springs Branch Borrow it
      8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX, 78759, US
      30.4337083 -97.7730809
    • Twin Oaks Branch Borrow it
      1800 S. Fifth St., Austin, TX, 78704, US
      30.2486884 -97.76239749999999
Processing Feedback ...