Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:30PM
King Library

Book Discussion

Author: Gail Honeyman

Facilitated by: Mary Calhoun & Amanda Kiernan

“Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” is the smart 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.

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.

About the Facilitators

Mary Calhoun is an avid reader. She spent 46 years teaching, 23 years at Palm Beach Day Academy, having retired in 2011. Since then, Mary has tutored students and does her best to indulge in endless summer reading!

Amanda Kiernan is a library associate for The Society of the Four Arts King Library and has been working in libraries for almost 10 years. Graduating recently from Florida State University with her Master’s in Library and Information Science, she enjoys reading all genres and is looking forward to great discussions this summer.

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