Date: Wednesday, August 28th (NEW DATE)
Limit: 12 (AWC members & their Guest)
Location: Libby's home
Deadline to RSVP online will be Mon, August 25th.
Join us for our Brown Bag Book Club! BYOL (Bring your own lunch). Beverages will be provided. Come for a fun time of friendship and shared ideas. We are reading...
The Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
In this book we meet Renée, a 54-year-old, overweight, unattractive widow who has been the concierge at 7 Rue de Grenelle for 27 years. Then there is Paloma Josse, a 12-year-old intellectual prodigy whose rich and prominent family is living in the building. Each spends her days at this “fine hôtel particulier” considering the mysterious ways of the upper class and pondering what life is worth. The philosophical quest that is principal in the minds of both women is a search for beauty.
Renée cares for the building, has tea with her friend Manuela, reads, watches foreign films, listens to music, and talks to her cat. Paloma fills her diaries with daily observations and theories, all the while planning to commit suicide on her 13th birthday unless she finds a reason to stick around. When Kakuro Ozu moves into the building, taking over the deceased M. Arthens’ 4th floor home, Renée and Paloma formally meet. In their search for life’s raison d’être, M. Ozu helps shine a light on both of their paths.
Email Libby at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Watch our calendar or your email for the latest book choice!
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