Posted by: koolwine | January 13, 2014

Return Trip: France

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

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Summary: The lives of frumpy concierge and a suicidal pre-teen are transformed after a new tenant moves into their ritzy building.
Genre: Fiction
Time Period: Contemporary
Setting: Paris, France

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

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(On a scale of 1-5, with 1 book = turned off and 5 books = lit up)

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