- Author Kathleen Tessaro
Louise finds a dusty old ’60s book on Elegance in the corner of a second hand shop. She takes the book to heart and it helps her through her divorce, her new found independence (including a new job and numerous social functions) and finding someone to share it all with.
Louise is a great character and I really felt that she was someone I could identify with. I felt like she could just as easily have been English, given some of the customs she was getting on board with, but that doesn’t really make any difference at all.
Unusually written in first person, present tense but once you get used to the style it flows very well. Overall, I loved it, I thought that the way the sections were headed up by the book was great and the way she transformed and learned things about herself, I took the book really to heart and read it in two days.