Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008172137

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Over 2.5 million copies sold ‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes ‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe Winner of Costa First Novel Award, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and the Book of the Year

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735220700

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick “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 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.

Eleanor Oliphant está perfectamente / Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 8416859116

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

View: 1966


Bestseller del New York Times Selección del club de lectura de Reese Witherspoon El personaje que ha encendido la mente y el corazón de todo el mundo. «Eleanor Oliphant está perfectamente es un destello literario realmente original: divertido, conmovedor e impredecible. La travesía que recorre Eleanor para salir de las sombras más oscuras está magistralmente urdida y atrapa hasta el final.» (Jojo Moyes, autora de Yo antes de ti) «Qué fuerza tiene… Eleanor Oliphant está perfectamente me tiene conquistada.» (Fiona Barton, autora de La viuda) «Te hace reír en voz alta a la vez que te va provocando una sensación acechante de miedo, para luego noquearte con el espectacular giro en la trama. Un debut impresionante como pocos.» (Eleanor Wasserberg) Eleanor Oliphant siempre dice lo que piensa. Lucha por dejar de ser alguien con pocas habilidades sociales. Se ha preparado un calendario vital cuidadoso y estricto para evitar interacciones sociales: los fines de semana los pasa sola comiendo pizza congelada y bebiendo vodka y todos los miércoles habla con su madre. Pero todo cambia cuando Eleanor conoce a Raymond, el informático de la oficina. Juntos abandonarán la soledad en la que han estado viviendo. Una novela cálida y elegante. La historia de una heroína fuera de lo común, cuya inexplicable rareza e ingenio descarado la llevará a darse cuenta de que la única manera de sobrevivir en el mundo real es abriendo su corazón a la amistad. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick “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 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.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808019661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine with this concise and insightful summary and analysis ! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. The novel’s title character initially lives a regimented, isolated life, in which a rigid routine and heavy drinking keep the demons of her past at bay. This all changes when a chance encounter forces her to open up to other people, and despite her initial reticence, she gradually begins to make friends and face up to her traumatic childhood. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is Gail Honeyman’s debut novel. It won the 2017 Costa Debut Novel Award, as well as the “Debut Book of the Year” award and the “Overall Winner” award (chosen by public vote) in the 2018 British Book Awards. Find out everything you need to know about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Summary: Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel (Discussion Prompts)

Author: Sarah Fields

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9780368394676

Category: Reference

Page: 52

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Gail Honeyman's #1 New York Times bestselling book Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is also a certified book Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. Nobody has ever told Eleanor Oliphant that life should not only be fine but better than fine. Eleanor Oliphant is an ordinary woman who struggles with the appropriate social skills she needs to have on occasion. She has the tendency to say the exact words that she is thinking. Truth is, nothing is really missing in her carefully timetabled life that can be described as avoidance of social interactions. Her weekends are punctuated by frozen vodka, pizza, and phone chats with her Mummy. But everything will change for Eleanor when she meets Raymond in her office. He is the bumbling IT guy who is deeply unhygienic. When Eleanor and Raymond saw an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, together they saved Sammy. This became the start of the three's friendship. They would rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they have each been living. And it is none other than the big heart of Raymond that would ultimately help quiet Eleanor to find the best way to repair her own profoundly damaged heart. In this comprehensive look into Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel by Gail Honeyman, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel by Gail Honeyman not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.

Some Day

Author: Robert Eidelberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984580965

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 6456


SOME DAY The Literature of Waiting A Creative Writing Course With Time on Its Hands Now wait. Now. Wait. You do it all the time. Time and time again. You’re doing it right now: waiting on our every word. So here goes: before there was this book SOME DAY on writing creatively about a world of waiting, there was special topics Hunter College English course on “The Literature of Waiting” that featured a selection of novels, plays, and short stories by some rather famous world authors. But wait: even before that time-sensitive college course there were, well, the elevators—particularly the ones in the North Building of Hunter College of the City University of New York. Elevators that you always had to wait distressingly long for when they were apparently working and eternally long for when they were “out of service.” There was even that infamous elevator repair sign. Picture it: a photoshopped female student with her right hand flat out in the stop-and-wait position, her compressed lips silently conveying that any wait on your part for an elevator to come would be entirely futile. And did we mention that the repair sign would inevitably remain up even after that elevator had been fixed? Now that made a certain sense since it was only a matter of time before the sign was, like a broken clock, accurate again. Author Robert Eidelberg’s Books With a Built-In Teacher In addition to “Some Day: The Literature of Waiting, all of the following “Books With a Built-In Teacher” by educator and author Robert Eidelberg are available through all online bookstores as well as from the author by contacting him at [email protected] “Who’s There?” in Shakespeare’s HAMLET – That Is the Question! Stanza-Phobia: A Slef-Improvement Approach to Bridging Any Disconnect Between You and Poetry by Understanding Just One Poem (Yes, One!) and Winding Up Not only Learning the Process involved but Coming to Love at Least a Few More Poems (and Maybe Poetry Itself) Good Thinking: A Self-Improvement Approach to Getting Your Mind to Go from “Huh?” to “Hmm” to “Aha!” Playing Detective: A Self-Improvement Approach to Becoming a more Mindful Thinker Reader, and Writer By Solving Mysteries Detectives: Stories for Thinking, Solving, and Writing So You Think You Might Like to Teach: 29 Fictional Teachers (for Real!) Model ow to Become and Remain a Successful Teacher Staying After School: 19 Students (for Real!) Have the Next What-if Word on Remarkable Fictional Teachers and Their Often Challenging Classes. Julio: A Brooklyn Boy Plays Detective to Find His Missing Father (with John Carter)

Intertextuality in Practice

Author: Jessica Mason

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027262314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 4231


The books we’ve read, the films we’ve seen, the stories we’ve heard - and just as importantly the ones we haven’t – form an integral part of our identity. Recognising a reference to a text can result in feelings of pleasure, expertise and even smugness; being lost as to a reference’s possible significance can lead to alienation from a text or conversation. Intertextuality in Practice offers readers a cognitively-grounded framework for hands-on analysis of intertextuality, both in written texts and spoken discourse. The book offers a historical overview of existing research, highlighting that most of this work focuses on what intertextuality ‘is’ conceptually, rather than how it can be identified, described and analysed. Drawing on research from literary criticism, neuroscience, linguistics and sociology, this book proposes a cognitive stylistic approach, presenting the ‘narrative interrelation framework’ as a way of operationalising the concept of intertextuality to enable close practical analysis.