Wishlist Wednesday: The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel BarberyRenée 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 facade 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.

This book has been getting some great reviews of people I know and trust in their opinion.s I do like mysteries and murder and am curious about this book, plus yes I have to say it .... there is a pretty cover.
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04 September, 2014 delete

This book has been on my wishlist for sooooooo long!! One day, one day. ;)

08 September, 2014 delete

This book (with this pretty cover) has been sitting on my shelf for about a year now. I should probably pick it up sometime soon..