The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Audio ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781598879261

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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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