June's Book of the Month: 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine'

Pat Kenny and the Eason Book Club will read Gail Honeyman's novel

As we reach the midway point of 2017, the Eason Book Club on the Pat Kenny Show picks a light summer for June: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

In Gail Honeyman’s book, the eponymous Eleanor struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that she has become a creature of habit and something of a loner.

But her regimented lifestyle, designed to avoid social interactions, changes when she meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When together they save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who takes a tumble on a footpath, the trio becomes the kind of friends who rescue each other from the lives of isolation and help each other forge new identities.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of a quirky yet lonely woman whose social misunderstandings and deeply ingrained routines could be changed forever – if only she can bear to confront the secrets she has avoided all her life.

Chosen for the Eason Book Club by panellist Brian Kennedy, the date for June is Thursday the 15th. So get reading!

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