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Book Report: A Novel Bookstore
I seem to be stumbling across translated French novels lately. They’re a fun challenge; even with excellent translation there are still a lot of cultural clues and phrases that don’t make sense right off the bat.
Plus, it’s fun to observe the French ways of thinking about things. In A Novel Bookstore, a mystery set in Paris, French civil agencies, gypsies, seasons and artistic circles are all supporting characters. It would make for an excellent book club read, with a party featuring buttery pastries.
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So, I detested The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which everyone else in the world loved. I say this despite loving France, and many things French. Should I bother with this one?
This is a more serious book than the hedgehog – but has the same kind of philosophical, moody, french-ness. I would recommend you get it from the library.