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Kent State Stark Library Book Club: March 2019

Everyone is Welcome!

Kent State Stark Library Book Club

Meeting Date: 

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Meeting will be held in the Library.

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Library Book Club Pick

 

Eleanor Oliphant

is Completely Fine

By: Gail Honeyman

Authors at Foyles

Gail Honeyman Author Page

While Gail Honeyman was writing her debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. It has subsequently sold to almost thirty territories worldwide, won the Costa First Novel Award and was chosen as one of the Observer's Debuts of the Year for 2017. Gail was also awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award in 2014, and has been longlisted for BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She lives in Glasgow. 

Gail's endearing heroine, 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.

Exclusively for Foyles we chatted to Gail about the loneliness of some young adults, the things in life everyone ought to be able to take for granted and the benefits of being in a writers' group.

Read the Q&A with Gail Honeyman here:

https://www.foyles.co.uk/Author-Gail-Honeyman

 

 

Featured Author

Gail Honeyman

Photo of Gail Honeyman

Photo: © Philippa Gedge

About the Author

Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine won the Costa First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Book of the Year, was short-listed for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize, the Desmond Elliot Award, and the Author’s Club Best First Novel, and was long-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. This is Honeyman’s debut novel and she lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2137880/gail-honeyman