February 2010:

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (translator)

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(From Barnes & Noble)

An enchanting New York Times and international bestseller about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl. A moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.

About the author:

(From Barnes & Noble)

MURIEL BARBERY is a French novelist and professor of philosophy. Her second novel L'Elegance du herisson (translated into English as The Elegance of the Hedgehog) topped the French best-seller lists for 30 consecutive weeks and is an international bestseller.