The next Off the Shelf Book Club selection is 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Access Services Librarian. Feel free to email suggestions for future books.