Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a staff favorite about an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes.
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.
“Lucky are those who are just beginning to dive into this book. I wish I could read it again for the first time. Sharply written and full of heart. Simply irresistible.” –Erica
“Eleanor Oliphant is a character you will want to introduce to everyone reader you know. She is heartbreaking, endearing and utterly unforgettable. I wanted to hug this book when I was done reading it.” –Kelly
“Eleanor Oliphant will make you cry, both from laughing so hard and from the heart breaking life she leads. I’ve never felt so protective of a character before. It will make you wish you could reach through the pages to hug Eleanor and never let her go.” –Chelsea
“This is one of those books that I want to make everyone read. It will make you cry. It will make you smile. Then you will laugh out loud. It will break your heart and then mend it again. So wonderful.” –Jen
“At first glance, Eleanor Oliphant seems to be socially awkward-she has no friends, says exactly what she is thinking, and keeps to herself. This is far from the truth. Eleanor is smart, and quirky, with unconscious wit and charm. When she meets Raymond, the sweet but unhygienic IT from her office, his big heart helps her to repair her own, damaged one. Eleanor’s story is heartbreaking, sweet, engaging, and one that will stay with you long after you read it.” –Dominque