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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

2017 . Fiction, Contemporary, Romance . Gail Honeyman

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Everyone

About the book

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Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found here 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 unnecessary human contact, 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, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she'll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all. 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.

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Publisher:

Pamela Dorman Books / Viking

Pages:

336

ISBN:

0735220689 (ISBN13: 9780735220683)

Reviews

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Michelle Beck

6 days ago

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💕

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Ronni Morrison

3 weeks ago

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This was such an impactful story where the character built up through the entire book. It started off a bit off and somewhat slow but the character evolved. It was both funny, sad and optimistic! Great book!

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

1 month ago

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A heartwarming story about Eleanor discovering the world - and herself - through her own eyes. It is extremely funny at times. Gail does a fantastic job making Eleanor so likeable and developing her character over time.

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Brittni Blouin

1 month ago

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A cute story about an awkward girl coming out of her shell and experiencing life while dealing with traumas of her past. It was good, not great.

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Sophia Perbohner

3 months ago

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Great. Set in Glasgow. I couldn’t put it down

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Mathilde Skjoldager

4 months ago

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For the most part it was a fun story, told from the perspective of a woman with a dark past. She has a hard time interacting with other people and has very poor social skills.

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Maria Llamas

6 months ago

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A MUST! This character had my attention and my heart. Every moment of her life, the way she thought and the things she went through had me laughing and crying at the same time. This story is based on daily situations through the eyes of a person who had no ordinary life. I have to say, every single person should read this book and reflect on the impact our actions have on other people every day. ✨

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Lærke Øelund

9 months ago

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Fantastisk, rørende, humoristisk og tåkrummende. Jeg elskede den!

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Hello Sunshine Book Club image

1 year ago

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June ’17 - “Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant is about the importance of friendship and human connection.” - Reese Witherspoon

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Jenny Withers

1 year ago

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Loved this book

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

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Extremely heartwarming, funny & dark at times. Enjoyed this so much, that I was almost sad to say goodbye to characters when it ended

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Sara Mirza

1 year ago

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This book pulls at your heartstrings and will resonate with almost anyone who at some point in their lives has felt a little alone. A very insightful and fresh take on society today, and how the smallest actions can mean so much to someone.

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Annie Spencer

1 year ago

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Such a great book! Easy read, that has a darker side and explores topics worth thinking about. I think (?) I like we’re left with questions at the end, feels less cliche which I was dreading happening. I also now want a cat.

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Emily Deane

1 year ago

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The first book I’ve read in a few years that has made it into my top five. Funny, sad, surprising and highly original

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Morten V Schroeder image

1 year ago

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Incredibly heart warming and exceptionally well-written story about the quirky Eleanor and her discovery of the joys of life! It can be really dark at times and takes a few pages to get into but oh so worth it! Highly recommend! ❤️

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