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Books in French
L’Elégance du hérisson is a delightful read that pulls you into the life of a concièrge in Paris and a young teen girl who worries a lot. I know, it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s so beautifully written and crafted that it’ll pull you in. Not a particularly arduous read, it’s not even very long, but you’ll think about it for a long time to come.
If you have not read this book yet, you must. If you’ve read it but it’s been a long time, read it again. It’s a gem full of tenderness and wisdom. A children’s book that teaches adults how to love. Very short, easily approachable, the illustrations are world-famous by now, which is why I recommend the hardcover book.
L’Amant is a French classic. The language is exquisite and will probably require advanced French skills. The story is all too common, but the way it is told will captivate and enthrall. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t at least admire this book, if not out right love it. It’s a more challenging read, but well-worth it.