An interesting bookclub discussion last night… We read The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.  I had heard a discussion of the book on The Diane Rehm Show, and my interest was piqued.  The language gives it a slightly “academic” feel, but the humor is laugh-out-loud funny even though it is ultimately a bittersweet story.  It is a beautiful book…. a “camellia on moss.”  I may quote it often.
To hear the discussion, go to The Diane Rehm Show on NPR at
Or better yet, get your own copy at Amazon.