... The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery? With over 2.5 million copies sold worldwide there's a fair chance you have, and if so, what did you think? Amazon reviews are very mixed with strong feelings both pro and con.
A cultured concièrge, an unhappy child, a Parisian apartment building, come together in a "profound but accessible book", one of "great charm and grace".
Just in but not quite out here yet is Ru Freeman's A Disobedient Girl , "an epic, heartbreaking novel about the linked destinies of two women, set against the backdrop of beautiful, politically turbulent Sri Lanka".
Margaret Forster loved it, but what about you - as I see it was published in the US a few months ago, have any of our American visitors read it?