The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery


Tuesday, May 2 @ 7:00 p.m.


We are in an elegant hotel particulier in the center of Paris. Renee, the building's concierge, is short, ugly, and plump. She is everything society expects from a concierge in a bourgeois building in a posh Parisian neighborhood. But Renee has a secret. Then there's Paloma, a super-smart twelve-year-old and the youngest daughter of the Josses, who live on the fifth floor. Paloma and Renee hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrivces in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renee's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jeannette Walls Interviews

Great stuff is available on Youtube. Lots of interviews of Jeannette Walls, some with her mother.

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