The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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An enchanting New York Times and international bestseller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl. Renée Michel is the 54-year-old concierge of a luxury Paris apartment building. Her exterior ("short, ugly, and plump") and demeanor ("poor, discreet, and insignificant") belie her keen, questing mind and profound erudition ...
Publisher: Minneapolis : HighBridge Co., 2009
ISBN: 9781598879261
159887926X

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Gronborg
Jan 15, 2018

Cheap emotional sucker-punch at the end ruined it for me entirely. I was furious with the author.

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maipenrai
Nov 06, 2017

Excellent!! Read the book and see the film. I read this book 7 years ago and can still remember the story. That is the sign of a great book!! Highly recommend!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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pagetraveler
Jul 05, 2013

I thought that the writing in this was a little pretentious, which is ironic since that is a big theme of the character's problem with the society in which they find themselves.

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Nikkicoul
Dec 05, 2010

This is an amazing book; a feast for the mind.

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blue_butterfly_686
Jul 30, 2014

A favorite phrase from this book: "...this secular rosary known as the remote control."

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heathercheryl
Apr 11, 2012

“If you have but one friend, make sure you choose her well.”
― Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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pagetraveler
Jul 05, 2013

About a young girl, an older woman, and a older Japanese man who find each other in a French apartment building. Somehow able to get exactly what they need from the each other.

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