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The Resource Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine : a novel, Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine : a novel, Gail Honeyman

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine : a novel
Title
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gail Honeyman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Move over, Ove (in Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove)--there's a new curmudgeon to love."--Booklist (starred review). "Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is absolutely gripping."--Jojo Moyes, #1New 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"--
  • "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. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. 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 kind of friends who rescue each other 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"--
Summary
A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness
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Character
Award
  • Costa First Novel Award, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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10562243
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DLC
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Honeyman, Gail
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.O55
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • comics graphic novels
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Single women
  • Social isolation
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Friendship
  • Computer engineers
  • Electronic books
  • Romance fiction
  • Psychological fiction
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine : a novel, Gail Honeyman
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=183&titleID=2926071
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1 online resource
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online
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9780735220706
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2017014093
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  • (OCoLC)978712561
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Label
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine : a novel, Gail Honeyman
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=183&titleID=2926071
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unknown
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
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9780735220706
Lccn
2017014093
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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