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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine / Gail Honeyman.

By: Honeyman, Gail [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 386 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780008172114 ; 0008172110 ; 9780008172121.Subject(s): Social isolation -- Fiction | Intergenerational relations -- Fiction | Computer technicians -- Fiction | Glasgow (Scotland) -- Fiction | Single women -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionSummary: Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. 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 kind of friends who rescue each other 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.
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Fiction HONE (Browse shelf) Checked out 05/06/2019 i2167773
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The Sunday Times bestseller Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon 'Funny, touching and unpredictable' Jojo Moyes Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine? 'Heartwrenching and wonderful' Nina Stibbe'Deft, compassionate and moving' Paula McLain'I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' Joanna Cannon

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. 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 kind of friends who rescue each other 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.

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Eleanor Oliphant is a socially inept 30-year- old who bounces between self-restrictive practicality and flights of fantasy more appropriate to a teenaged girl. Honey-man has created a mix of a Cinderella and ugly duckling who finds that life outside her daily routine can be magical and rewarding. A serendipitous conjunction of a growing friendship with a colleague and his decision to step in to help save a senior citizen with a health crisis spurs -Eleanor to look beyond her cloistered present and a traumatic past. The author paces the story of that past with well-placed clues, spread like bread crumbs, to keep Eleanor sympathetic and worth cheering for. Cathleen -McCarron embraces this audio role with skill. -VERDICT Recommended for larger fiction collections. ["Honeyman's exquisite, heartbreaking, funny, and irresistible novel brings to life a character so original and pitch-perfect that it is nearly impossible to believe this is a debut": LJ 2/15/17 review of the Pamela Dorman: Viking hc.]-Joyce Kessel, Villa -Maria Coll., Buffalo © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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