Sometimes one book per country isn’t enough. Now that I’m on the lookout for international authors, their books jump out at me and I can’t refuse them even if I’ve already covered their territory. I’ve sneaked these books in between my “official” reading. I thought I’d share them with you.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog • L’élégance du hérisson
by Muriel Barbery • translated from the French by Alison Anderson
Originally published in 2006 by Editions Gallimard, Paris
My edition: Europa Editions, 2011 • 325 pgs
Notes: Barbery is a French professor who teaches philosophy. Her first book, Gourmet Rhapsody, tells the story of another resident from the same luxurious townhouse featured in The Elegance of the Hedgehog