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Knit 1, Read Too!: Elegance of the Hedgehog

In a bourgeois apartment building in Paris, we encounter Renée, an intelligent, philosophical, and cultured concierge who masks herself as the stereotypical uneducated "super" to avoid suspicion from the building's pretentious inhabitants. Also living in the building is Paloma, the adolescent daughter of a parliamentarian, who has decided to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday because she cannot bear to live among the rich. Although they are passing strangers, it is through Renée's observations and Paloma's journal entries that The Elegance of the Hedgehog reveals the absurd lives of the wealthy.

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Title: 
Elegance of the Hedgehog
Author: 
Muriel Barberry
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/9781933372600/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
9781933372600
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Date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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