The Sunday Philosophy Club

by Alexander McCall Smith | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0375422986 Global Overview for this book
Registered by abby11 of Hanover, New Hampshire USA on 6/8/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by abby11 from Hanover, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Another interesting woman detective from Alexander McCall Smith. It's not that she meant to be one- just felt the need to solve the reason for a puzzling death. Unlike the mother wit of Mma Ramotswe of Smith's Botswana series, this young woman lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. And a good portrait it is.

Journal Entry 2 by abby11 at Hanover Inn in Hanover, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (6/9/2005 UTC) at Hanover Inn in Hanover, New Hampshire USA



Journal Entry 3 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Over a month waiting to journal this book, as there was no BCID written in. It was found in LFL 10,728 in Stroudsburg, PA.

As I fished it out of the LFL to reconnect book to BCID, and mysteries aren't really my thing, I will be sharing this one.

Forum link where other BCer's helped me identify this book here

Journal Entry 4 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, February 9, 2018
This will be used as the companion book for the Indigenous Peoples bookbox.

1. emmejo (NY)
2. GoryDetails (NH)
3. rhythmbiscuit (CO)
4. Erishkigal (UT)
5. azuki (FL)
back to AlterEgoZoe

Bookbox rules:
*When you get the box please post in the forum ( and in the companion book ( so we can track its progress.
*Journal all books you take out of the box.
*Make sure the books you add have the BCID in them. It seems obvious, but I have had times when folks forgot and I had to try and track them down.
*Books do not have to be the first in a series, but before adding take into consideration how they will read as a stand-alone. If the future reader is going to be completely lost, particularly if the series isn't easily found, please consider finding it a home another way.
*Books can be of any genre (fiction, non fiction, mystery, etc), as long as it fits the theme and isn't overloaded with one genre.
*The theme is Indigenous People from all continents-North America, Australia, etc. While books can be fictitious in nature the culture or the tribes cannot be fictitious (so the Que-Shu People from Dragonlance or Tiger Lily from Peter Pan don't count). Books written about a specific tribe or a person from a tribe all count; and the Indigenous people(s) don't have to be the main protagonist or antagonist, they can be the sidekick or another character within the story.
*Please pass the box on within 2 weeks. If something comes up and you are going to have to hold onto the box a little longer, let me know so we don't have to worry it got lost.
*Feel free to ship the box by the cheapest, slowest postage option.

-Green Grass, Running Water (Blackfoot; Cherokee author):
-Spider Woman's Granddaughters (North American Various):
-Promise Canyon (Navajo):
-Coyote Waits (Najvao):
-Secrets of the Lynx (Navajo):
-Heyoka Blood (Heyoka):
-The Tenderness of Wolves (Half-Native American character):
-Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World (Americas):
-The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Coeur D'alene):
-The Toughest Indian in the World (Coeur D'alene):
-Walks the Fire (Lakota Sioux):
-Red Bird (Lakota Sioux):
-On the Rez (Oglala Sioux):
-Giving Voice to Bear: North American Indian Myths, Rituals and Images of the Bear (North American tribes):
-I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Quiche of Guatemala):
-In Tasmania (Tasmania Aborigines):

Journal Entry 5 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, February 12, 2018

Released 4 yrs ago (2/12/2018 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA


This was mailed to emmejo today.

Tracking # 9549012717088043

Should get there by February 20. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Sunday, February 18, 2018
The box arrived here today. I have to register some more books, but hope to get it moving again Thursday or Friday.

(I'm pleased to be participating in this book's re-introduction to active BCing, as I was following the mystery in the forums!)

Journal Entry 7 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Released 4 yrs ago (3/1/2018 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA


The box is on the way to the next reader.

I took out:
Spider Woman's Granddaughters
Heyoka Blood
I, Rigoberta Menchu
The Toughest Indian in the World
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

and added in:
Killer of Enemies:
Walking in the Sacred Manner:
The Brave:
The Inuit:
Touching Spirit Bear:

The tracking number is 9114 9014 9645 1609 3777 61

Journal Entry 8 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, March 9, 2018
The Indigenous Peoples bookbox reached me today, along with this designated-bookbox-journal and its fascinating history. (While I enjoyed Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, I never quite got into the Isabel Dalhousie series, so I won't take the time to read this one.)

Update: I mailed the box to rhythmbiscuit on 3/12, tracking # 9549012103488071141611.

Took out:

The Brave
Red Bird
The Tenderness of Wolves
One Thousand White Women
Green Grass, Running Water
Coyote Waits
Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
Touching Spirit Bear
Killer of Enemies
In Tasmania

Put in:

The Song the Owl God Sang [Ainu, Japan]

Forty Days Without Shadow [Sami, Lapland]

Aboriginal Stories of Australia [Australia]

The Orenda [Iroquois and Huron]

Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden [Hidatsa]

Tunkashila [North American tribes]

Everglades [Miccosukee]

Crazy Horse [Oglala]

People of the Masks [Iroquois]

The Wisdom of the Great Chiefs [North American tribes]

Heart of a Jaguar [Mayan]

Journal Entry 9 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Friday, March 23, 2018
Thank you for sharing the box.

I took out:

The Orenda
Aboriginal Stories of Australia
Forty Days Without Shadow
Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas

I put in:
The View from the Hill by Elizabeth Bluehorse
Broken Spears: the Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
We're Still Here: Contemporary Virginia Indians Tell Their Stories
Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier
The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

This box will travel to erishkigal next.

Journal Entry 10 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, June 2, 2018
Traveling from erishkigal to azuki. Tracking # is 9549 0161 8077 8152 3863 50

Journal Entry 11 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, June 8, 2018
Box is here!
Looks like I am the last person before this box goes home. I have taken a brief look, picked out some definites and some maybes and will go through them later in the week.

Journal Entry 12 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I've picked out the books I'm interested in, plus taking out a couple that has been in the box since the beginning. Here's the list:

On the Rez
The Wisdom of the Great Chiefs
Promise Canyon
We're Still Here

I'm putting in:
Islands in the Clouds (Papua New Guinea)
Embracing Fry Bread (North America)
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit (North America)
Trickster (North America)
Siberian Dream (Siberian Eskimo)
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear (North America)
Julie of the Wolves (North America)
Indian Trail (North America) (little free bonus book)

Thank you so much for organizing this book, lots of wonderful books, I really enjoy reading about all the cultures. Look forward to the next round!

Journal Entry 13 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, June 22, 2018
This box made it back to me. I will go through and make a JE on each book that came back home. I hope to do another round, but will wait awhile for everyone to catch up on reading/finding books that would work for this box.

Released 4 mos ago (1/11/2022 UTC) at LFL #89043 (outside Salvation Army Hall) in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA


When he looked up again Tas had gone. Rising to join the others, he caught sight of something small and abandoned on the floor. "Tas you forgot your pipe." He picked it up and then saw words carved into the wood he had not seen before. Find the music, find the magic.
"Did you carve this?"
Tas did not turn. "Yes," he said, reluctantly. "I have to leave it."
"But, Tas, why?"
Tas squared his shoulders as though firming some resolve. But still he did not turn. "Because the shepherd said that it could only be used once. Thats why I can't get the pipe to play that song-or any song. I've used the magic." He took a deep breath and went on. "And he said that once I found the magic I had the pass the pipe on." he paused and then he did turn, a scamp's humor in his long brown eyes. "It's going to be a long winter. I'm going to leave it here for someone else to find."
"Snowsong" by Nancy Varian Berberick

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