L'élégance du hérisson by Muriel Barbery
L’élégance Du Hérisson: My pick for the month of June
Here’s my intro:
“The elegance of the hedgehog is a declaration of love for the French language. You will discover new vocabulary words as well as a plethora of references. This novel does not only speak of a love of the French language, but it is also the story of two people marked by life. Two damaged lives which will be brought to meet and save each other. Meet Renée, this woman who fights against clichés: a janitor can be clever. Her reflections will echo in another character: Paloma, a 12-year-old girl. Her reasoning, imbued with freshness and humor, testifies to a great intelligence. “
If you are interested in literature and philosophical references, I highly recommend this novel. I am sure you will discover lots of new words.