Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Hardcover)

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Coming off much older than her 30 years, Eleanor is the epitome of office efficiency but completely ignorant of social nuances, a source of both annoyance and amusement for her co-workers. Eleanor freely issues sharp and hilarious criticisms by day and uses vodka to mask her personal traumas by night. Moments of keen humor with many lonely missteps lead to the intervention of her first friend, Raymond, and a therapist, who coach Eleanor to remember her past, preparing her for a happiness she's never been able to imagine! 

— From Jane

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


Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.

"A charmer...satisfyingly quirky."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Books to Breeze Through This Summer"

"This wacky, charming novel...draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance....Hilarious and moving."--People

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735220683
ISBN-10: 0735220689
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English