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Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Authors: Honeyman, Gail
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 386
Year: 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Description: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, or so she tells everyone, but it's dependent on her strict adherence to her routines, and a careful shuffle past the elephant in the room. But as it is with life, change is inevitable, and when her colleague Raymond befriends her, the walls around Eleanor are under threat, and the elephant wants out.

This quirky and poignant story celebrates surviving what life throws at us and delivers it via the endearing Eleanor, a courageous and unconsciously witty narrator grappling with early tragedy, the absurdities of human behaviour and the rewards of social connection.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"It's a great read - very gripping."

"Superbly well written - the characters are very real."

"The characters are the main feature of this book - beautifully and sympathetically written. It's a book about love and not the usual romantic type."

"I struggled for the first 30 pages because Eleanor was drawn as such an unlovable character, but I was so glad I persevered."

"This book is well and lovingly written and well-constructed."

"I could not put this book down - it was a very quick read."

"I wondered at first what I'd struck, but I came to enjoy the book very much. A great study on loneliness."

Categories: Fiction, Community, Contemporary, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, England, 2019 Titles

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