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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine : Debut Sunday Times Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award Winner 2017 - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Debut Sunday Times Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award Winner 2017

Paperback Published: 19th March 2018
ISBN: 9780008172145
Number Of Pages: 400

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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?

An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness

About the Author

While Gail Honeyman was writing her debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. It has subsequently sold to almost thirty territories worldwide, and it was chosen as one of the Observer's Debuts of the Year for 2017. Gail was also awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award in 2014, and has been longlisted for BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She lives in Glasgow.

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Beautifully Different

5

This book is quite unlike any I have ever read before. It is both heartbreaking and heart warming; whilst being raw. It illustrates that the simple small things in life are really what matters. It's a nice change to see a book about someone who is both abnormal and abnormally normal all at once. It Illustrates that everyone is uniquely different and no less worthy of our kindness; but also shows a harsh reality of people's judgement. Eleanor is the same person inside no matter what the outside appearance. A very valuable lesson that makes you look more critically at your own behaviors and judgements.

Sydney

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Read this in two days

5

Loved this, I was engaged from page 1 and couldn't put it down, finished the whole book in 2 days

Sydney

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Refreshing and just so totally Fine

4

This book is lovely. There is a normality about the characters. The heroine doesn't lead a traditionally recognised, blessed life. The characters are however blessed in there own lights.

Brisbane

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A Treasure

4

I so enjoyed this book. It wasn't one of my general genre but something about the synopsis peaked my interest. I'm glad it did. It is heartwarming, a gentle description of life unfolding like a caterpillar to a butterfly and just everyday things that go on. One interesting thing and maybe it says more about me - but my mind picture of Eleanor was of a dumpy frump as most of the descriptions were about her clothes but about the only physical description is of a tally willowy person. yes probably does say more about me! I'm actually looking forward to reading this book again as I'm sure there are things I have missed.

Melbourne

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Heartbreaking and lovely all at once- Loved it

5

I really loved this book. The loneliness of the main character was heartbreaking. I cried many times throughout this read for her and her younger self. Kindness of others can heal. Lovely read.

Melbourne

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Loved this journey

5

This book wasn't what I was expecting, but I loved it. I feel like I went on a journey of discovery with Eleanor as she learned about herself and others. Beautifully written and with a twist at the end … I'll definitely read this again.

Brisbane

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Such a good book with a great moral

4

The book is amazing, it really teachers readers great lessons. I.e. That the simple life is very rewarding, having just one friend can change your world etc.

Cairns

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Great read. Leaves you with lots to think about.

5

Loved the book

Sydney

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A must read for all!!!!!!!

5

Unique - Wonderfully Written - Engaging

Lightning Ridge

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Incredible - get it!

5

Really strong prose

Montpelier

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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96.3

`A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping' Jojo Moyes

`Original [and] unexpectedly funny' SUNDAY TIMES

`As perceptive and wise as it is funny and endearing... Warm, funny and thought-provoking' OBSERVER

`A narrative full of quiet warmth and deep and unspoken sadness... Wonderful and joyful' Jenny Colgan, GUARDIAN

`Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming' Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL

`I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' Joanna Cannon

`Hugely original, a funny and sad tale of a survivor who tackles the challenges of emotional reconnection with grave courage. Unmissable.' SUNDAY EXPRESS

`A truly original voice and so good on loneliness: I sobbed and sobbed' Cathy Rentzenbrink

`An outstanding debut about loneliness and the power of a little kindness' MAIL ON SUNDAY

`So powerful - I completely loved Eleanor Oliphant' Fiona Barton

`An absolute joy, laugh-out-loud funny but deeply moving' DAILY EXPRESS

`Heartbreaking' Bryony Gordon

`Deft, compassionate and moving' Paula McLain

`Heartwrenching and wonderful' Nina Stibbe

`Heartbreaking and heartwarming' STYLIST

`Brave, smart and funny... the most refreshing and heartwarming debut I've read in some time' YORKSHIRE POST

`Moving, funny and devastating' THE HERALD

`Quirky, witty and absorbing' HEAT

`Warm and funny, moving and deeply original, Eleanor Oliphant is completely marvellous' Gavin Extence

`A beautiful and delicate balance between funny and heartbreaking... restores your faith in humanity' RED

`You'll laugh and cry reading this fine debut' PRIMA

`Impeccable' Dawn O'Porter

`Delightful, dark and moving' Sarah Pinborough

`Warm, quirky and fun, with a real poignancy underneath' Julie Cohen

`A stunning debut! I laughed, wept and reflected' Lucy Clarke

`Satisfyingly quirky' NEW YORK TIMES

ISBN: 9780008172145
ISBN-10: 0008172145
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 19th March 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.35