Claudia’s November Recommendation

Elegance of the HedgehogElegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

This dark but redemptive novel shows the transformation of two tenants of a French apartment building.  A fifty four year old concierge;  cultured, intelligent, and philosophical,  scrutinizes the lives of the tenents she serves.  A twelve year old “supersmart” tenent is contemplating committing suicide on her thirteenth birthday.  They both hide their talents and finest qualities from the world until a new tenent moves into the building and brings them together.  The result is often humorous, heartbreakingly sad, and hopeful.

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You can find this book in the library at Call Number FICTION BARBERY in with the new books.


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