A Novel Idea

Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog was a pleasure to read and savor. While the novel is by no means linear or accessible to all styles of readers, for lovers of Paris, lovers of little pleasures, and lovers of life, the book quenches a thirst. The novel offers richly developed and complex characters who come together through interactions in their French apartment building. Entirely unpredictable, the plot is at times poignantly touching and at others, acerbically funny. More than any work of fiction that I've read in recent memory, this book articulately urges its readers to live the good life and relish unexpected beauty.

Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy this uniquely captivating novel!

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