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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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Staff Review: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman


Eleanor Oliphant is not your typical 30-year-old. She has never missed a day of work, she sticks to a strict schedule, and she has a mysterious burn on her face that she never wants to talk about. Eleanor is completely fine; neither sad, nor happy, and she is fine with that. Eleanor avoids social interactions and has no friends, until Raymond, her company's IT guy asks Eleanor to hang out. While out, the two see an elderly man fall on the sidewalk. Eleanor and Raymond come to his rescue, and the three become good friends who help rescue each other from their lives of isolation. Eleanor is more complex than she gives off, and it is Raymond and Sammy who will hopefully help fix her damaged heart and help her come to terms with her dark past. Both hilarious and heart-wrenching, this book had me laughing out loud one minute and tearing up the next. The characters are complex and real, and so is the plot. Highly recommended for fans of contemporary/realistic fiction.


Audience: adults | Genre: contemporary fiction

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