French Concierge Paris
Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery). Set in a bougeois aprartment building in Paris, this is a poignant story of an unattractive, cantankerous conciege and a supersmart 12 yr. old both of whom hide their considerable intellectual talent. A new tenant, a wealthy Japanese man detects their intelligence and ultimately changes their lives. An unusual and appealing tale.