♠Book Title : The Elegance of the Hedgehog
✍Author : Muriel Barbery
♛Publisher : Gallic Books
♣Release Date : 2013-09-02
✿Pages : 320
♠ISBN : 9781908313584
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Elegance of the Hedgehog Book Synopsis : Renée is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this façade lies the real Renée: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Renée lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever.

♠Book Title : 100 Unexpected Statements about the Elegance of the Hedgehog
✍Author : Max Penning
♛Publisher : Lennex
♣Release Date : 2013-02
✿Pages : 46
♠ISBN : 545881343X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝100 Unexpected Statements about the Elegance of the Hedgehog Book Synopsis : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Elegance of the Hedgehog." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

♠Book Title : La elegancia del erizo
✍Author :
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2015
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 1681650037
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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♠Book Title : The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Book Analysis
✍Author : Bright Summaries
♛Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
♣Release Date : 2015-12-21
✿Pages : 28
♠ISBN : 9782806294579
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Book Analysis Book Synopsis : Unlock the more straightforward side of The Elegance of the Hedgehog with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, a thoughtful, witty look at the absurdity of human life. Through the unlikely friendship between a suicidal 12-year-old schoolgirl, an incredibly cultured 54-year-old concierge and a perceptive Japanese pensioner, The Elegance of the Hedgehog examines the most essential things in life, including friendship, love and death. Muriel Barbery is a French novelist who was born in Casablanca in 1969. Her second novel, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, was met with widespread public and critical acclaim and won several prestigious literary awards. Every reader owes it to themselves to read “the publishing phenomenon of the decade” (Le Figaro) and discover that life is perhaps not quite as meaningless as it seems. Find out everything you need to know about The Elegance of the Hedgehog in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

📒 ✍ Анна Гавальда

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✍Author : Анна Гавальда
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2015-10-09
✿Pages : 148
♠ISBN : 9785457155923
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Анна Гавальда – одна из самых читаемых авторов мира. Ее называют «звездой французской словесности», «новой Франсуазой Саган», «нежным Уэльбеком», «литературным феноменом» и «главной французской сенсацией». Ее книги, покорившие миллионы читателей по всему миру, переводятся на десятки языков, отмечены целым созвездием премий, по ним ставят спектакли и снимают фильмы.Роман «Я ее любил. Я его любила» – пронзительно грустная и красивая книга о любви, раскрывающая самые острые и потаенные грани этого прекрасного и загадочного чувства. Книга, в «фирменном» авторском стиле сочетающая внешнюю простоту с внутренней глубиной, тонкий психологизм с безукоризненной точностью каждого слова.Фильм по роману «Я ее любил. Я его любила» (реж. З. Брейтман, в гл. роли Даниель Отей) вышел в мировой прокат весной 2009 года.

📒The Life Of Elves ✍ Muriel Barbery

♠Book Title : The Life of Elves
✍Author : Muriel Barbery
♛Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2016-02-09
✿Pages : 272
♠ISBN : 9781609453206
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Life of Elves Book Synopsis : An inspiring literary fantasy about two gifted girls from the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Life of Elves sings of the human spirit and conveys a message of hope and faith. Muriel Barbery's new novel is the first of two books about Maria and Clara, unforgettable heroines of a world facing annihilation. Animated by a large cast of endearing characters, it is a timeless story about the forces of good and evil and a moving meditation on the power of nature, music, art, storytelling, and love. When the harmony between living beings turns to discord, the seasons will be loosed from their moorings and the natural world thrown into disarray; human beings—no longer capable of feeling either empathy or enchantment—will abandon themselves to hate, violence, and war. An epic battle between forces that wish to reestablish harmony in the world and those that wish to shatter it definitively is being waged on earth and in the mysterious land of mist, where the elves dwell. A ragtag army of rural peasants gathers in readiness for the fight—their weapons, an age-old kinship with the land and an affinity for magic. But humankind cannot hope to win this battle alone. Victory depends on help from the inhabitants of a world that is hidden from human sight. Hope rests with Maria and Clara, two girls whose prodigious artistic talents and deep connections with nature make communion with the numinous realm possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒 ✍ Дороти Херст

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Дороти Херст
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2017-09-05
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9785040053292
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : НИКОГДА не иметь дела с человеком.НИКОГДА не убивать человека, если он не напал на тебя первым.НИКОГДА не оставлять в живых детенышей, рожденных от союза волка и его врага – собаки.Этот закон волки Широкой Долины чтут, как святой завет предков. Так было – но однажды что-то начало меняться... Молодая волчица Каала – дочь изгнанной из стаи матери – спасла жизнь человека. И тогда война извечных недругов – людей и волков – стала постепенно превращаться в союз, а потом и в дружбу...Закон волков нарушен.Предателей ждет смерть.И Каале предстоит сделать выбор. Чью сторону она примет – волчьего или людского племени?

📒 ✍ Джонатан Литтелл

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Джонатан Литтелл
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2014-10-24
✿Pages : 1506
♠ISBN : 9785457202672
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Исторический роман французского писателя американского происхождения написан от лица протагониста – офицера СС Максимилиана Ауэ, одного из рядовых исполнителей нацистской программы «окончательного решения еврейского вопроса». Действие книги разворачивается на Восточном фронте (Украина, Северный Кавказ, Сталинград), в Польше, Германии, Венгрии и Франции. В 2006 году «Благоволительницы» получили Гонкуровскую премию и Гран-при Французской академии, книга стала европейским бестселлером, переведенным на сегодняшний момент на 20 языков. Критики отмечали «абсолютную историческую точность» романа, назвав его «выдающимся литературным и историческим явлением» (Пьер Нора). Английская The Times написала о «Благоволительницах» как о «великом литературном событии, обращаться к которому читатели и исследователи будут в течение многих десятилетий», и поместила роман в число пяти самых значимых художественных произведений о Второй мировой войне.

📒 ✍ Питер Мейл

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Питер Мейл
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2016
✿Pages : 348
♠ISBN : 5389119576
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒 ✍ Легс Макнил

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Легс Макнил
♛Publisher : Альпина Паблишер
♣Release Date :
✿Pages : 448
♠ISBN : 9785961425017
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : «Прошу, убей меня!» — собрание правдивых скандальнейших историй из уст в уста от непосредственных участников событий, отражающих процесс становления, расцвета и агонии американской панк-сцены, начиная со взрывной деятельности «Фабрики» Энди Уорхола и Velvet Underground, минуя рок-н-ролльных отморозков MC5 и The Stooges Игги Попа, исступленных поэтов Патти Смит и Ричарда Хелла, эпатаж New York Dolls, драйв Ramones и кончая арт-провокациями Малькольма Макларена и трагедией Сида Вишеса. Документальный роман – «отчет о проделанной работе» в духе «секса, наркотиков и рок-н-ролла», повествование о ярких безумных жизнях и ранних безвременных уходах, невиданных взлетах и столь же стремительных падениях. Как говорил Егор Летов: «Эта книга обязательно должна быть на столе у всех наших».

📒 ✍ Себастьян Фолкс

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Себастьян Фолкс
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2017-09-05
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9785040357796
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : 1980-й год. Лондон. Психиатр Роберт Хендрикс получает письмо-приглашение от незнакомца – француза по имени Александр Перейра, живущего на крохотном средиземноморском острове. Перейра, которому за восемьдесят, пишет, что служил вместе с погибшим на войне отцом Роберта и хранит его письма, фотографии и другие документы.У Роберта за плечами собственное военное прошлое. Ветеран еще одной мировой войны – Второй – он участвовал в высадке десанта союзнических войск в Италии, где был ранен и встретил свою первую и единственную любовь.Перейра, как и Хендрикс, – психиатр, много лет посвятивший изучению проблем памяти. Эта же тема занимает и Роберта, и не только с профессиональной точки зрения. Погружаясь в беседах с Перейрой в воспоминания о тяжелом детстве, бурных годах студенчества, первых шагах в медицине, заново переживая кошмар окопных будней, потерю лучших друзей и разлуку с любимой, он впервые заставляет себя взглянуть в лицо своему прошлому, отголоски которого не дают ему покоя в настоящем.

♠Book Title : The End of Your Life Book Club
✍Author : Will Schwalbe
♛Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2012-10-11
✿Pages : 352
♠ISBN : 9781848949690
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The End of Your Life Book Club Book Synopsis : 'A wonderful book about wonderful books and mothers and sons and the enduring braid between them.' - Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays With Morrie 'a true meditation on what books can do.' - Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. Their choices range from classic (Howards End) to popular (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), from fantastic (The Hobbit) to spiritual (Jon Kabat-Zinn), with many in between. We hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions. A profoundly moving testament to the power of love between a child and parent, and the power of reading in our lives.

📒The Gourmet ✍ Muriel Barbery

♠Book Title : The Gourmet
✍Author : Muriel Barbery
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2009
✿Pages : 144
♠ISBN : 1906040265
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Gourmet Book Synopsis : A great food critic who can make or destroy the reputation of a chef with a stroke of his pen, Pierre Arthens faces his imminent death by trying to recall the one perfect flavor he sampled in his youth, a flavor that he believes forms the ultimate truth of his life.

📒 ✍ Тимур Вермеш

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Тимур Вермеш
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2017-09-05
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9785457611757
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Литературный дебют немецкого журналиста Тимура Вермеша в одночасье стал бестселлером в Европе и шокировал критиков, вынужденных с предельной осторожностью подбирать слова для рецензий. Эта коварная книга ставит зеркало перед обществом, помешанным на сборе “лайков” и повышении продаж. Она не содержит этических подсказок. Читателю предстоит самостоятельно разобраться в моральном лабиринте современной действительности.Берлин, 2011 год. На городском пустыре приходит в себя Адольф Гитлер. Он снова здесь – один, лишенный власти, соратников, даже крыши над головой. И снова начинает восхождение “ниоткуда”, постепенно осваиваясь в новой реальности. Успех приходит неожиданно быстро, ибо мир видит в нем не воскресшего диктатора, но гениального актера: его гневные речи встречают овациями, видеозаписи выступлений взрывают интернет. Коллеги и помощники вскоре становятся преданными друзьями. Звезда Адольфа Гитлера восходит все выше, а планы его тем временем остаются неизменными.

📒 ✍ Вербер Бернар

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Вербер Бернар
♛Publisher : Рипол Классик
♣Release Date : 2013-01
✿Pages : 386
♠ISBN : 9785790545047
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Этот многомиллионный город занимает на поверхности земли всего два квадратных метра! Его жильцы - самые трудолюбивые существа в мире! Их умение подчиняться правилам - мечта любого диктатора! Их интеллекту можно только позавидовать! Они - муравьи! И они живут среди нас. Или это мы живем среди них? Чья цивилизация окажется жизнеспособнее?

📒The Summer Guest ✍ Alison Anderson

♠Book Title : The Summer Guest
✍Author : Alison Anderson
♛Publisher : HarperCollins
♣Release Date : 2016-05-24
✿Pages : 400
♠ISBN : 9780062423375
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Summer Guest Book Synopsis : What if Anton Chekhov, undisputed master of the short story, actually wrote a novel—and the manuscript still existed? This tantalizing possibility drives The Summer Guest, a spellbinding narrative that draws together, across two centuries, the lives of three women through the discovery of a diary. During the long, hot summer of 1888, an extraordinary friendship blossoms between Anton Chekhov and Zinaida Lintvaryova, a young doctor. Recently blinded by illness, Zinaida has retreated to her family’s estate in the lush countryside of Eastern Ukraine, where she is keeping a diary to record her memories of her earlier life. But when the Chekhov family arrives to spend the summer at a dacha on the estate, and she meets the middle son Anton Pavlovich, her quiet existence is transformed by the connection they share. What begins as a journal kept simply to pass the time becomes an intimate, introspective narrative of Zinaida’s singular relationship with this doctor and writer of growing fame. More than a century later, in 2014, the unexpected discovery of this diary represents Katya Kendall’s last chance to save her struggling London publishing house. Zinaida’s description of a gifted young man still coming to terms with his talent offers profound insight into a literary legend, but it also raises a tantalizing question: Did Chekhov, known only as a short story writer and playwright, write a novel over the course of their friendship that has since disappeared? The answer could change history, and finding it proves an irresistible challenge for Ana Harding, the translator Katya hires. Increasingly drawn into Zinaida and Chekhov’s world, Ana is consumed by her desire to find the “lost” book. As she delves deeper into the moving account of two lives changed by a meeting on a warm May night, she discovers that the manuscript is not the only mystery contained within the diary’s pages. Inspired by the real friendship between Chekhov and the Lintvaryov family, landowners in the Ukraine, The Summer Guest is a masterful and utterly compelling literary novel that breathes life into a vanished world, while exploring the transformative power of art and the complexity of love and friendship.

♠Book Title : A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema
✍Author : Alistair Fox
♛Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
♣Release Date : 2014-12-02
✿Pages : 712
♠ISBN : 9781118585429
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema Book Synopsis : A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time

♠Book Title : Teaching with Reverence
✍Author : A. Rud
♛Publisher : Springer
♣Release Date : 2012-01-30
✿Pages : 168
♠ISBN : 9781137012166
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Teaching with Reverence Book Synopsis : Reverence is a forgotten virtue in teaching and learning. When taken in a broader spiritual sense, it is often associated with a mute and prim solemnity. The essays gathered here examine reverence as a way to understand some of the spiritual dimensions of classroom teaching.

📒Women Still At Work ✍ Elizabeth F. Fideler

♠Book Title : Women Still at Work
✍Author : Elizabeth F. Fideler
♛Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
♣Release Date : 2012
✿Pages : 209
♠ISBN : 9781442215504
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Women Still at Work Book Synopsis : The fastest growing segment of the workforce is women age sixty-five and older. Women Still at Work draws on national survey data and in-depth interviews to show the many reasons why women are working well past the traditional retirement age. The book is filled with profiles of real working women, with a focus on women in the professional workforce.

📒Proverbs And Ecclesiastes ✍ Amy Plantinga-Pauw

♠Book Title : Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
✍Author : Amy Plantinga-Pauw
♛Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
♣Release Date : 2015-03-18
✿Pages : 376
♠ISBN : 9781611645668
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Book Synopsis : In this new volume in the Belief series, Amy Plantinga Pauw reveals how the biblical books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, while often overlooked, are surprisingly relevant for Christian faith today. Both biblical books probe everyday human experiences. They speak to those who seek meaning and purpose in an uncertain world and encourage us to look for God's presence in human life, not in divine visions or messages. They show openness to wisdom insights from many sources, urging us to find the commonalities and connections of our wisdom with those of our religious neighbors. Ultimately, these books affirm that true wisdom, whatever its human source, comes from God. Pauw includes reflections for preaching and teaching throughout her study.

📒Planet Heart ✍ François Reeves

♠Book Title : Planet Heart
✍Author : François Reeves
♛Publisher : Greystone Books
♣Release Date : 2014-03-14
✿Pages : 208
♠ISBN : 9781771000826
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Planet Heart Book Synopsis : We’ve all heard the risk factors for cardiovascular disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle. But what about our environment? Despite almost 500 recent studies that show the links between air and water quality, biodiversity, and heart health, a poor environment as a critical cardiovascular risk factor has largely been ignored. In Planet Heart, cardiologist François Reeves aims to redress this imbalance with an incisive and authoritative look at the subject. Why did North America experience an explosion of cardiovascular disease in the mid-20th century? Why are people in China, who were until recently protected from cardiovascular disease, now suffering a surge of heart attacks? Why are there more heart attacks during episodes of smog? Why would living near an urban green space halve the difference in cardiac mortality between the rich and poor? In his lively, accessible text, Reeves not only sheds light on these questions with the latest scientific evidence but also offers tangible solutions that could mean better health for our hearts and for our planet. Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation