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Number of Pages: 336 pages
Listening Length: 11 hours and 2 minutes
Audiobook Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
Goodreads rating: 4.3
Published in 2017
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.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting 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.
Praise for Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon
“Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is expertly woven and 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. I loved this story.” –Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Ruin
Quotes from Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
“Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.” ― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
“Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.”― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
“If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.”― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
“Time only blunts the pain of loss. It doesn’t erase it.”― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
About the Author of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman is a Scottish author. While working a full-time job, Honeyman enrolled in a writing course and later published her massively successful debut novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine!
Author’s interview: Gail Honeyman discusses her novel on BBC Radio4 Bookclub
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