Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon. "A charmer...satisfyingly quirky."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Books to Breeze Through This Summer" "This wacky, charming novel...draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance....Hilarious and moving."--People No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . The only way to survive is to open your heart.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 327 pages
  • 155 x 226 x 33mm | 408g
  • Pamela Dorman Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0735220689
  • 9780735220683
  • 115,061

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-Move over, Ove (in Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove)--there's a new curmudgeon to love. . . Walking in Eleanor's practical black Velcro shoes is delightfully amusing, her prudish observations leavened with a privately puckish humor. But readers will also be drawn in by her tragic backstory, which slowly reveals how she came to be so entirely Eleanor. Witty, charming, and heartwarming, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a remarkable debut about a singular woman. Readers will cheer Eleanor as she confronts her dark past and turns to a brighter future. Feel good without feeling smarmy.- -Booklist (starred review) -Honeyman's endearing debut is part comic novel, part emotional thriller, and part love story. . . hilarious, deadpan, and irresistible.- --Kirkus Reviews -Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping.- --Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You -Like a contemporary Jane Eyre, Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is a woman scarred by profound loneliness, and the shadow of a harrowing childhood she can't even bear to remember. Bit by bit, and with extraordinary courage, however, Eleanor begins peeling the layers of protective numbness, letting others near for the first time, and reaching for the life she hasn't believed she deserves. Deft, compassionate and deeply moving--Honeyman's debut will have you rooting for Eleanor with every turning page. I loved this story.- --Paula McClain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun -So powerful--I completely loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.- --Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow -Moving, hilarious, and intriguing, just like its unique, anti-social, anti-heroine. You will fall in love with Eleanor Oliphant.- --J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest -Honeyman's debut is a stunner, as buoyant and charming as it is heartwrenching and emotionally sophisticated. Poor Eleanor Oliphant--often clueless, at times maddening, but always fascinating--walks right off the page and into the reader's heart. Not only is Eleanor Oliphant completely fine, she's a revelation.- --Jonathan Evison, author of This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance -Eleanor Oliphant endears herself to the reader with her cantankerous charm and her disarmingly inscrutable voice. A compulsive, irresistible narrative that arcs toward compassion and light.- -Mona Awad, author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl -Heart-wrenching and wonderful!- -Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Paradise Lodgeshow more

About Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was short-listed for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress and is Honeyman's debut novel. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.show more

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982 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (357)
3 10% (95)
2 3% (26)
1 2% (15)
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