Search Results: "Elsa Klensch"


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LIVE AT 10:00, DEAD AT 10:15 by Elsa Klensch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fast-paced and funny—a debut with style."
Fashionista Klensch, producer and host of CNN's Style With Elsa Klensch, makes her first foray into fiction with a tale of deadly intrigue at one of America's top design houses. Read full book review >

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TAKE TWO by Elsa Klensch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"All the zip of CNN fashion reporter Klensch's first two novels (Shooting Script, 2005, etc.) has left the room. Perhaps the cast is too old and tired to stir up her famously stylish imagination."
A snoopy New York television producer stumbles upon yet another murder. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING SCRIPT by Elsa Klensch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A solid mystery with a pace like a volcanic eruption."
Hawaii serves as the glamorous backdrop for a murder mystery in Klensch's second stab at fiction (Live at 10:00, Dead at 10:15, 2004). Read full book review >

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ELSA SCHIAPARELLI by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Secrest ably chronicles Schiap's career and social life, mining others' memoirs and reflections to fashion a colorful portrait of her 'famously difficult' subject—but Schiap keeps the secrets of her heart."
The life of a flamboyant couturière. Read full book review >

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ELSA AND THE NIGHT by Jöns Mellgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A subdued, mildly soporific bedtime story with sophisticated emotional and metaphorical levels to explore for those so inclined. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this poignant import, a lonely badger who hasn't slept in 30 years discovers Night hiding under her sofa and pops it into a cake tin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An animated and intelligent biography."
Movie biographer Staggs' (Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life, 2009, etc.) lively account of how a jowly plain Jane from Iowa became the 20th century's most celebrated "party giver for the rich, the royal, [and] the famous." Read full book review >

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ELSA, STAR OF THE SHELTER! by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Sharratt's black-and-white drawings—stick figures, silly asides, etc.—give this the feel of a child's journal but also make it difficult to take Elsa's very real travails seriously. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Elsa, narrator and aspiring comedienne, is growing up below the poverty line in England. Read full book review >

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A JOURNEY WITH ELSA CLOUD by Leila Hadley
Released: May 15, 1997

"All of this, including her therapist's Jungian admonitions, are connected in some way; but even as the reader sometimes wishes Hadley's writings were less fevered, one must admire her honesty and industriousness in producing a rather monumental work. (Author tour)"
In a weighty account, kitchen sink included, a proper, upper- class mother visits her estranged daughter in India and during their perambulations through the countryside achieve a better, if not complete, appreciation for each other's viewpoint. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND AND THE LITTLE DEER by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Sweetly illogical and very old-fashioned. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's grandfather is sad because he cannot paint, so she tells him to make a picture book with her, in this tale translated from Swedish and originally published in 1924. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF HAT COTTAGE by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The charming fable was published in Sweden in 1930, and its vintage feel is positively refreshing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three young siblings are left alone at home; could there be trouble? Of course. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF THE LITTLE, LITTLE OLD WOMAN by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"It's possible that readers accustomed to more stimulating entertainment won't enjoy slowing down, but simpler souls will most likely breathe a contented sigh. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture-book classic translated from the Swedish. Read full book review >