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Reader's Den: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog"
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, or L’Élégance du Hérisson, is a best-selling French novel written by the author Muriel Barbery and was translated into English by Alison Anderson. The novel centers around an upscale apartment in a well-to-do neighborhood of Paris and is alternately narrated by the concierge and a young female resident.
Renee Michel is the concierge and acts as a silent observer of the comings and goings of the building. She’s very mysterious in not giving any information about herself to anyone, and hides the fact that she is a very intelligent person. However, she isn’t fooling the young Paloma who is curious about Renee.
If you’ve started reading the novel feel free to start leaving your comments after the post and tell us what you think so far. Next week we’ll get the discussion started!