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She returned to Pittsburgh inwhere she now lives with her husband and son.

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In short, her life hasn’t turned out the way she thought it would. I found her petulant, whiny and selfish ellegance I quickly grew bored of her and her theatrics. She dumps her soul-sucking therapist. Tessaro’s more recent novel, The Perfume Collector, verges on literary fiction, but Elegance is much more easy going, the very thing for a rainy day. Do I like the idea of taking control and looking for something you feel is missing in your world?

Too many resolutions and life changes were reached after a few page of set up, but it was otherwise light, fun, and very much redolent of Bridget Jones.

It would be fun to wild release a book this trip, and this looks like the only candidate. That I spend too eoegance time daydreaming altogether.

Refresh and try again. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. My favorite make-over book! Except for the fact that the “elegance” book is real and I really want a copyit’s a pretty standard chick lit book.


She does like second hand bookstores and one day she finds a book called Elegance by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux. Though the ‘heroine’ is 30 something, it reads more like a later bloomer coming of age. December 3rd read: In the end, I just did not click with the main character, Louise, on any level.

The revelation that ‘elegance’ merely means looking appropriate for the occasion, for one’s companion and for oneself, comes slowlyLouise actually arrives at date with a man at the Ritz in a tarty outfit and panicking must swap clothes with a more classically refined friend Tessaro has fun making the most of describing Louise’s faux pas along the way to discovering a style of her own.

She finds elegance and looses it several times along the wayshe finds herself, she finds love. When I got to the alphabetised ‘F’ chapter which concerned the ‘elegance of wearing fur’, I chucked the book down and said an expression that also started with the letter ‘F’: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Probably wouldn’t have picked it up or finished it otherwise. I had such high hopes, as I thought the the author’s “The Perfume Collector” was excellent. A Guide to Elegance: Mysteries of Winterthurn by Joyce Carol Oates. How convenient that in the F chapter for Fur she happened to own a fur coat when she was younger.

Dec 31, Antof9 rated it liked it Shelves: If you’ve just read Brigit Jones and are a bit tired of deciphering the British slang and celebrity references, I would pass on this one until at least it comes out in paperback or you are in the mood for more of the same.


Searching for Prince Charming seems secondary at best.

Review of Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

Totally uncalled for, because the result is absolutely delightful! I was very happy with the author’s writing style. Natural law also dictates that the remaining 45 percent consist of at least two shelves worth of literary criticism on Paradise Lost and there should always be an entire room in the basement devoted to military history which, by sheer coincidence, will be haunted by a man in his seventies.

I really enjoyed the way the author tied in Louise’s life with Madame Dariaux’s book, with each chapter heading a letter of the alphabet. This book, I guess, was supposed to be a dark comedy but to me it was just plain sad.

Two and a half stars–for the premise, for the beginning, for the few redeeming episodes and the quotes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.