The author's affections for Botswana are always simmering beneath the surface. The entire narrative is deliciously flavored with this spice and the reader can savor it after closing the book. The book is filled with often mundane tasks that culminate into a meaningful life for our main characters. As Annie Dillard once said,"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." The character development since the first book is such a rewarding aspect of slowly working through each volume. Mma Makutsi gets her day in Book 3 and it is such a joy to see her come into her own and use those abilities that scored her a 97 in secretarial school. We also anxiously await Mr. J.L.B. Matakoni's recovery from depression. The subject is handled gently, yet honestly. These people are like friends and I look forward to visiting them again in Book 4.