I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Eleanor! She is quirky, she is unique, she is very logical, she is well-spoken, she is intellectually intelligent, she is hilariously funny but…she is not completely fine. Far from it. I couldn’t wait to find out how she pulls through.
— Kathy W.
Eleanor Oliphant is not completely fine, but she keeps telling herself that she is. Although intelligent and proper, Eleanor speaks her mind, and often voices shared opinions that I'm afraid to voice myself. After living a life in solitude for years, Eleanor learns what happens when you let people in. Of course, there are roadblocks along the way, such as learning modern technology, getting a makeover, as well as unearthing suppressed memories from trauma. This novel also advocates for mental health counseling.
May 2017 Indie Next List
“Eleanor Oliphant has quickly become one of my favorite fictional characters, and this novel one of my favorite books. Eleanor is completely original and the right kind of weird. Her life and her past, combined with such kindhearted characters, made for a compulsively readable, heartwarming story that I did not want to put down. I can't wait for this book to come out so many more can fall in love with Eleanor. Highly, highly recommended.”
— Kaitlin Smith, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA
"Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is absolutely gripping." --Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You "Deft, compassionate and deeply moving--Honeyman's debut will have you rooting for Eleanor with every turning page." --Paula McClain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun 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 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 kinds of friends who rescue one another 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. 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.
About the Author
Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was short-listed for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress and is Honeyman's debut novel. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.