Tuesday Afternoon Book Club - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

TABC - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Smart, warm, uplifting, 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 her heart

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.

Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress and is Honeyman’s debut novel. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.