The Elegance of the HedgehogBook - 2008
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The story of a friendship of two unlikely, independent souls beautifully written.
JCLBrentW Jul 23, 2013
Dowdy concierge at 7 Rue de Grenelle, Renee is a secret autodidact who eventually is discovered by suicidal Paloma, the twelve-year-old daughter of a priveleged family who live upstairs. This was the top-selling book in France in 2007.
johnsonkjcl Dec 30, 2011
Meeting date: October 23, 2012
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"They didn't recognize me," I say.
I come to a halt in the middle of the sidewalk, completely flabbergasted.
"They didn't recognize me," I repeat.
He stops in turn, my hand still on his arm.
"It is because they have never seen you," he says. "I would recognize you anywhere."
[C]athedrals have always aroused in me the sensation of extreme light-headedness one often feels in the presence of man-made tributes to the glory of something that does not exist … [and] tested to the extreme my ability to believe that so much intelligence could have gone to serve so futile an undertaking.
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