Turning Pages Book Discussion: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

This month we're reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. 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 chats with Mummy. No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 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.

We'll also start distributing copies of May's title, The Leavers.

Turning Pages is a librarian-led exploration of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction from around the world. This wide-ranging group will sample critically acclaimed and prize-winning titles with open and inclusive discussion aimed at engaging readers with the book and with each other. Williamsburg Regional Library will provide copies. Beginning March 19, copies of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine will be available at both libraries. If you can't find a copy of this month's book on the shelves, check with the Adult Services reference desk to find out how to get yours. 

Questions? Call us at 757.259.4050.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00pm


Event Room: 
Youth Services Program Room