Thursday, November 21, 2013

Five books to read before traveling to France

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kat Rosenfield tagged five books to read before your trip to France, including:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery

A concierge at a Parisian apartment building, Renée Michel takes great pains to conceal her second, secret life as an intellectual—lest it upset the delicate prejudices of her extremely upper-class tenants. But when she develops an unexpected rapport with an unbalanced girl, Renée begins to understand that the beauty of art, literature, and music is in how it connects us to each other. An international best-seller, this book is a beautiful depiction of the depth and mystery in what the French call “la vie quotidienne.”
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue