Books Alison Anderson Books by Alison Anderson Alison Anderson has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Alison Anderson Book Reviews 'Bouquet': Old-Fashioned Romance In Modern Times September 23, 2010 Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's elegant style is out of date — but not out of touch. In The Woman with the Bouquet, the French writer's sparse, anachronistic explorations of love create a passionate, timeless collection that will make readers wonder "what if ...?" Books Excerpt: 'The Elegance Of The Hedgehog' December 16, 2008 My name is Renée. I am fifty-four years old. For twenty-seven years I have been the concierge at number 7, rue de Grenelle, a fine hôtel particulier with a courtyard and private gardens, divided into eight luxury apartments, all of which are inhabited, all of which are immense.