The Resource Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
Title
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
Statement of responsibility
Gail Honeyman
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Language
eng
Summary
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive, but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted, while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life
Summary
"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 abit 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 itis Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one"--
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Award
  • Costa First Novel Award, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562243
Cataloging source
BT
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Honeyman, Gail
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Costa Book Awards
  • Social isolation
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Single women
  • Computer technicians
  • Friendship
  • Literary prize winners
Target audience
adult
Label
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780008172145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780008172145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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