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 http://wamu.org/programs/dr/09/04/22.php.
Or better yet, get your own copy at Amazon.