The Elegance of the Hedgehog

By Muriel Barbery
(Gallic Books, Hardcover, 9781908313126)

Publication Date: October 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2008 Indie Notables
“The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a beautifully written novel, translated from the French, with unforgettable characters, Renee, a concierge with a rich inner life, and Paloma, a surprisingly talented young girl. Read it and get a reality check on who we are beneath our images of age, class, and occupation.”
-- Jane Jacobs, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List
“This novel of two remarkable characters, set in an elegant Paris apartment building, is wonderfully written and translated! I loved the philosophical discussions and artistic descriptions -- my reading group talked about this book for hours.”
-- Mary K. Cowen, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List
“This story of an aging concierge and a 12-year-old girl in an exclusive apartment house in Paris was a huge hit in France. Pithy, erudite, and full of heart, this book should be on everyone's must-read list.”
-- Lisa Wright, Oblong Books And Music,LLC., Millerton, NY
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