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Off the Shelf Book Club


The next Off the Shelf Book Club selection is The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

Book:  The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Date:  Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Time: 12:00 pm

Location:  McCain Library, 211

Set in a bourgeois apartment building in Paris, The Elegance of the Hedgehog follows Renée, a philosophical and cultured concierge who hides her intelligence from the building’s inhabitants and Paloma, the adolescent daughter of a parliamentarian who has decided to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday.  This novel reveals the absurd lives of the wealthy and highlights a philosophical discourse on culture, the ruling class, and the injustices done to the poor.

Questions or comments may be directed to Erica Bodnar (ebodnar@agnesscott.edu), Access Services Librarian.  Feel free to email suggestions for future books.

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