Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

" --Reese Witherspoon Smart, warm, uplifting, the 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 her heart.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman

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ISBN: 9780735242098

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A PENGUIN BOOK CLUB PICK "Beautifully written and incredibly funny. . . I fell in love with Eleanor; I think you will fall in love, too!" --Reese Witherspoon Smart, warm, uplifting, the 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 her heart. 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.

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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.

Study Guide Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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This Book can be used as both a study guide for students AND an instructional guide for teachers. It is the perfect companion to introducing Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine in any classroom!Master the material and ace any assignment with this innovative study guide series. This book is perfect for both students and teachers, as it produces true mastery of content knowledge and book details. Other study guides simply give basic details of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meaning that students read over material without digesting or learning it. Other study guides take complex themes, concepts, and information and just regurgitate it to readers. This Study Guide series is different. Using the original text as a guide, you will learn to cite evidence from the text in order to complete and reflect on your reading.Designed under the guidance of an experienced and credentialed instructor, this study guide series GUIDES the learner to discovering the answers for themselves, creating a fully detailed study guide, in the user's own words. Filled with guided reading activities, students are able to fill this guidebook with their own information. If you read it, write it, and reflect on it, you will learn it!Teachers, you can also purchase a set of these books (or one book and make copies) for your entire class. It makes the perfect guided reading activity and will teach students how to internalize the reading, note taking, and learning process that advanced readers naturally perform. These make the perfect workbook to keep your class engaged and learning.

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THE VICTIM OF CHILDHOOD ABUSE STRUGGLES TO MAKE CONNECTIONS
AND CONFRONT HER PAST Genre: novel Reference edition: Honeyman, G. (
2018) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. London: Harper Collins. 1st edition: ...

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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!

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him. But her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it . . . Have you read LOST FOR WORDS, which readers are calling 'the best book of 2017'?

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

Author: Stephanie Butland

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785764411

Page: 400

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If you loved LOST FOR WORDS, ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS you'll love this. 'I love it so much. Moving, funny, romantic. Utterly engaging . . . impossible to put down' Katie Fforde Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She's only a few months past the heart transplant that - just in time - saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . . Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point and she wants to find her father. Have her friends left her behind? And she's felt so helpless for so long that she's let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own. Then there's Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him. But her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it . . . Have you read LOST FOR WORDS, which readers are calling 'the best book of 2017'? Search 9781785762604.

Psychiatry P R N

Honeyman, G. (2017) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: a lighter read than
some, this page-turner sensitively explores risk and protective factors for self-
harm, starting with loneliness. Kettlewell, C. (1999) Skin Game: A Memoir: an ...

Psychiatry P  R  N

Author: Specialty Doctor in Learning Disabilities Sarah Stringer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198806086

Page: 304

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Loved and recommended by medical students, the second edition of Psychiatry PRN: Principles, Reality, Next Steps is an undergraduate textbook, a guide to working with patients and an OSCE revision tool all in one. Each psychiatric disorder is illustrated with key facts, tips, and case studies which bring diagnostic criteria and symptoms to life. Unique illustrations convey the patients lived experiences and give real insight into psychiatric conditions. With empathy, professionalism, and pragmatism, the authors guide the reader on how to approach patients, what to do, and what not to do. Each section ends with step-by-step questions to ask patients both in real life and in OSCE exams. Praised for its accessible and clear writing style, this guide covers everything you need to take comprehensive psychiatric histories from patients with a variety of psychopathologies. Supporting videos illustrate clinical skills for placements and to prepare for exams. Small enough to carry around Psychiatry PRN gives medical students everything they need for life on the wards. It is also highly useful for student nurses, social workers, and OTs.

Mornings with Rosemary

Praise for the international bestseller Mornings with Rosemary “The next Eleanor
Oliphant Is Completely Fine.” —The Independent (UK) “An unusually poignant
tale of married love.” —The Washington Post “In many ways, this meditation on ...

Mornings with Rosemary

Author: Libby Page

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501182056

Page: 336

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The international bestselling debut about friendship and love—featuring the life-changing relationship between an anxious young reporter and an eighty-six-year-old lifelong swimmer that “follows in the footsteps of the enormously popular A Man Called Ove…charming and heartwarming” (Kirkus Reviews). We’re never too old to make new friends—or make a difference. Rosemary Peterson has lived in Brixton, London, all her life, but everything is changing. The library where she used to work has closed. The family grocery store has become a trendy bar. And now the lido, an outdoor pool where she’s swum daily since its opening, is threatened with closure by a local housing developer. It was at the lido that Rosemary escaped the devastation of World War II; here she fell in love with her husband, George; here she found community during her marriage and since George’s death. Twentysomething Kate Matthews has moved to Brixton and feels desperately alone. A once-promising writer, she now covers forgettable stories for her local paper. That is, until she’s assigned to write about the lido’s closing. Soon Kate’s portrait of the pool focuses on a singular woman: Rosemary. And as Rosemary slowly opens up to Kate, both women are nourished and transformed in ways they never thought possible. “Charming [and] an unusually poignant tale of married love” (The Washington Post), Mornings with Rosemary is a feel-good novel that captures the heart and spirit of a community across generations—an irresistible tale of love, loss, aging, and friendship. *Originally published as The Lido

Needlemouse

I was rooting for Sylvia' - Lottie, Netgalley 'I was charmed by this tale. A feel-good book' - Heather, Netgalley 'A lovely story with delightful characters.

Needlemouse

Author: Jane O'Connor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473565359

Page: 384

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Time to come out of hibernation... Sylvia Penton has been hibernating for years, it's no wonder she's a little prickly... Sylvia lives alone, dedicating herself to her job at the local university. On weekends, she helps out at a local hedgehog sanctuary because it gives her something to talk about on Mondays - and it makes people think she's nicer than she is. Only Sylvia has a secret: she's been in love with her boss, Professor Lomax, for over a decade now, and she's sure he's just waiting for the right time to leave his wife. Meanwhile she stores every crumb of his affection and covertly makes trouble for anyone she feels gets in his way. But when a bright new PhD candidate catches the Professor’s eye, Sylvia’s dreams of the fairy tale ending she has craved for so long, are soon in tatters, driving her to increasingly desperate measures and an uncertain future. Sylvia might have been sleep walking through her life but things are about to change now she’s woken up... A quirky, charming uplifting novel perfect for fans of Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Sarah Haywood's The Cactus. The feelgood bestseller about unrequited love, loneliness and the redemptive qualities of hedgehogs featuring the most unlikely heroine of 2019. ________________________________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING 'An eccentrically heartwarming tale of steeping out of your comfort zone. I was rooting for Sylvia' - Lottie, Netgalley 'I was charmed by this tale. A feel-good book' - Heather, Netgalley 'A lovely story with delightful characters. Would highly recommend, especially if you are a fan of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman' - Mary, Netgalley 'An absolutely superb novel about someone who is dissatisfied with her life but feels it's difficult to change. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes a quirky novel to entertain them' - Sue, Netgalley 'Oh how I adored this book which is reminiscent of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' - Justine, Netgalley 'I like a book that makes me feel uplifted, that soothes the soul, and this book certainly did that. Sylvia is definitely one of my favourite fictional characters' - Joanne, Netgalley

How To Find Home

A vibrant, invigorating, and affecting novel and the inspiring portrait of a young homeless woman from Observer New Face of Fiction Mahsuda Snaith.

How To Find Home

Author: Mahsuda Snaith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147354307X

Page: 304

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BBC RADIO 4 'BOOK AT BEDTIME' PICK ‘Those who love Little Fires Everywhere and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine will love this’ My Weekly Molly has lived on the streets for nearly a decade. She has close friends but spends most of her nights sleeping rough in dangerous places. So when a new acquaintance invites her on a journey across the country, she decides to go along. He is searching for treasure while she is searching for hope. At every stop on their unusual quest, Molly senses something close behind her: the footsteps of an old enemy and the memories of a life she has tried to erase. And yet she must find the courage to continue if she’s ever going to discover a place that really feels like home. A vibrant, invigorating, and affecting novel and the inspiring portrait of a young homeless woman from Observer New Face of Fiction Mahsuda Snaith.

Dear Emmie Blue

And when Lucas tells Emmie he has a big question to ask her, she’s convinced this is the moment he’ll reveal his feelings for her. But nothing in life ever quite goes as planned, does it?

Dear Emmie Blue

Author: Lia Louis

Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 1982135913

Page: 320

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In this charming and poignant novel, teenager Emmie Blue releases a balloon with her email address and a big secret into the sky, only to fall head-over-heels for the boy who finds it; now, fourteen years later, the one thing Emmie has been counting on is gone for good, and everything she planned is up in the air. At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her school and released a red balloon into the sky. Attached was her name, her email address…and a secret she desperately wanted to be free of. Weeks later, on a beach in France, Lucas Moreau discovered the balloon and immediately emailed the attached addressed, sparking an intense friendship between the two teens. Now, fourteen years later, Emmie is hiding the fact that she’s desperately in love with Lucas. She has pinned all her hopes on him and waits patiently for him to finally admit that she’s the one for him. So dedicated to her love for Lucas, Emmie has all but neglected her life outside of this relationship—she’s given up the search for her absentee father, no longer tries to build bridges with her distant mother, and lives as a lodger to an old lady she barely knows after being laid off from her job. And when Lucas tells Emmie he has a big question to ask her, she’s convinced this is the moment he’ll reveal his feelings for her. But nothing in life ever quite goes as planned, does it? Emmie Blue is about to learn everything she thinks she knows about life (and love) is just that: what she thinks she knows. Is there such thing as meant to be? Or is it true when they say that life is what happens when you are busy making other plans? A story filled with heart and humor, Dear Emmie Blue is perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Evvie Drake Starts Over.

This Can Never Not Be Real

A compelling, heartbreaking and hopeful book for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Jennifer Niven and Holly Jackson.

This Can Never Not Be Real

Author: Sera Milano

Publisher: Electric Monkey

ISBN: 9780755500338

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A compelling, thrilling yet heartbreaking book for fans of Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Jennifer Niven and Holly Jackson.

The Six Loves of Billy Binns

THE SIX LOVES OF BILLY BINNS is a deeply moving and honest debut set in London against the backdrop of the changing 20th century. it is reading group fiction perfect for those who loved the quirky pathos of Gail Honeyman's ELEANOR OLIPHANT ...

The Six Loves of Billy Binns

Author: Richard Lumsden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472256700

Page: 384

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THE SIX LOVES OF BILLY BINNS is a deeply moving and honest debut set in London against the backdrop of the changing 20th century. it is reading group fiction perfect for those who loved the quirky pathos of Gail Honeyman's ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and the humour of Rachel Joyce's THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY 'A book I would like to have beside me as I grow old to remind me of what's important in life and what is not' Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl I remember my dreams but not where they start. Further back, I recall some of yesterday and the day before that. Then everything goes into a haze. Fragments of memories come looming back like red London buses in a pea-souper. Time plays funny tricks these days. I wait for the next memory. I wait and I wait. At 117 years old, Billy Binns is the oldest man in Europe and he knows his time is almost up. But Billy has a final wish: he wants to remember what love feels like one last time. As he looks back at the relationships that have shaped his flawed life - and the events that shaped the century - he recalls a life full of hope, mistakes, heartbreak and, above all, love.

Dear Lily

I will be gifting this book to friends… Grab this book – you’re in for a treat.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I fell in love… . This book was so funny and romantic, but at the same time, extremely emotional.

Dear Lily

Author: Drew Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786817276

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‘This book was laugh-out-loud hilarious and give-me-a-box-of-tissues heartbreaking. I loved it so much!... I literally went back and reread some parts a few times just because they were so funny! It’s a beautiful story and I’m sure it’ll stick with me.’ Tales of a Bookbound Mum, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The must-read book of 2019! Equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking, fans of Jojo Moyes, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and One Day in December will love this special novel by Drew Davies. Dear Lily, It’s me, Joy, your much wiser and (very slightly) older sister. I thought I’d start a new tradition of letter writing – now that we’re long distance. On the plane over here, I began to cry in seat 21C. I think the magnitude of it finally hit me, after everything that happened… I haven’t even unpacked yet – the only thing I’ve taken out of my suitcase is Harville, your beloved childhood teddy. Sorry for stealing him, but I need him more than you do. Every time I look at that little brown bear I think about our childhood. Remember that dance we made up to Annie’s ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’? (Remember the broom choreography?) I’m also sorry for abandoning you – I’ve always been your agony aunt, and a buffer in your infamous shouting matches with Mum. But I had to leave, Lily, I had to. Anyway, I’m here now. I’m here to start over, and to face up to the past. I want to learn to laugh again, and to find someone to love who will maybe even love me back. You always told me I was just getting by, not actually living, so I’m finally doing it. Wish me luck, little sister. Love, Joy x A beautiful book-club read for anyone who has ever hit rock bottom, longed for a fresh start, or needed to heal a broken, aching heart. Readers absolutely love Dear Lily: ‘Hysterical and unbelievably relatable… This book was so funny and romantic, but at the same time, extremely emotional… Broke my heart and then turned around and put it back together again.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘An absolute delight to read!… This book took me through such a wide array of emotions – I was laughing one minute and practically crying the next… A roller coaster ride of emotions and a very surprising twist… Entertaining, fun and able to make you shed a few tears, you need to get your hands on this fab book!’ It’s All About the Thrill ‘All I can say is WOW.’ Shelley’s Book Nook, 5 stars ‘This book is wonderful. Simply wonderful. I can’t recommend it enough. Funny, heartfelt, wise, sweet. It had me laughing and crying. Perfect.’ JTHBooks, 5 stars ‘I absolutely loved this book!... Made me laugh out loud… I am sad to say goodbye to these vibrant characters. I will miss them.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Loved, loved this beautiful book… I laughed, I cried. I will be gifting this book to friends… Grab this book – you’re in for a treat.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I fell in love… . This book was so funny and romantic, but at the same time, extremely emotional. Her letters to Lily broke my heart and then turned around and put it back together again.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A heartbreaking, yet heartwarming read, I cried, I laughed then I cried some more. Fabulous!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This book shook me to my core! It is filled with such heartache, beginnings, and life emotions… It was the perfect ending to a perfect book!!’ Literacy Indulgence, 5 stars ‘A cute, endearing, heartwarming, hilarious, tear-jerker of a book. I found myself crying and then suddenly laughing out loud at the same time. If you are a fan of Eleanor Oliphant or cute little rom-coms, this book is for you.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every once in a while I stumble across a book that is like a breath of fresh air, and that was the case with this gem. It was beautifully unique and extremely touching and way more emotional that I was expecting, I just adored it!... Incredibly funny… This really had it all, it was funny and charming, warm and wise and also heartbreaking.’ Novel Gossip ‘Will warm your heart and then turn around and break it. Laugh out loud funny and heart-achingly sad, this is one that will play on all of your emotions.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Such a wonderful, uplifting yet heartbreaking novel… I found myself laughing out loud.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A cross between Bridget Jones and Eleanor Oliphant. A poignant look at love, loss and the pursuit of happiness… I found myself flying through the pages as I lost track of time.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Makes you laugh, cry, feel the bottom drop out of your stomach and then sigh with satisfaction as you turn the last page.’ Goodreads Reviewer

The Talk of Pram Town

Written in Joanna Nadin’s trademark dazzling prose, The Talk of Pram Town tells the story of three generations of Earnshaws and asks whether it always has to be like mother, like daughter . . .

The Talk of Pram Town

Author: Joanna Nadin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 152902465X

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For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, comes a story about mothers, daughters and second chances . . . It’s 1981. Eleven-year-old Sadie adores her beautiful and vibrant mother, Connie, whose dreams of making it big as a singer fill their tiny house in Leeds. It’s always been just the two of them. Until the unthinkable happens. Jean hasn’t seen her good-for-nothing daughter Connie since she ran away from the family home in Harlow – or Pram Town as its inhabitants affectionately call it – aged seventeen and pregnant. But in the wake of the Royal Wedding, Jean gets a life-changing call: could she please come and collect the granddaughter she’s never met? We all know how Charles and Diana turned out, and Jean and Sadie are hardly a match made in heaven – but is there hope of a happy ending for them? Written in Joanna Nadin’s trademark dazzling prose, The Talk of Pram Town tells the story of three generations of Earnshaws and asks whether it always has to be like mother, like daughter . . .

The Garden of Lost Memories

Thank you for giving me the absolute pleasure of reading this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely adored this book. The characters were so real that it sucked you in and made you feel part of the story.

The Garden of Lost Memories

Author: Ruby Hummingbird

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1838881808

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‘A beautiful and touching story, it has been utterly impossible to put down, and has really tugged on my heartstrings… Pulled me in from the very beginning. I have devoured this book in just one sitting… Fantastic.’ Little Book Miss Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Just because you feel ordinary doesn’t mean you aren’t extraordinary to someone else. Sixty-two-year-old Elsie knows what she likes. Custard creams at four o’clock, jigsaw puzzles with a thousand pieces, her ivy covered, lavender-scented garden. Ten-year-old Billy would rather spend his Saturdays kicking a ball, or watching TV, or anything really, other than being babysat by his grumpy neighbour Elsie and being force fed custard creams. If it was up to them, they’d have nothing to do with each other. Unfortunately, you can’t choose who you live next door to. But there is always more to people than meets the eye… Elsie doesn’t know that Billy’s afraid to go to school now, or why his mother woke him up in the middle of the night with an urgent shake, bags already packed, ready to flee their home. Billy doesn’t know that the rusting red tin he finds buried in Elsie’s treasured garden is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode her carefully organised life. And that when he digs it up, he is unearthing a secret that has lain dormant for twenty-eight years… This moving tale is for anyone who has ever felt the pang of loneliness, or worried that their broken heart might never be the same again. Fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Keeper of Lost Things and The Library of Lost and Found will fall head over heels for this life-affirming novel that shows us that if you’re willing to take a risk, happiness is only ever a heartbeat away. Readers absolutely love The Garden of Lost Memories: ‘WOW!!! This book was absolutely amazing. My heart was breaking… I found myself laughing at some of their antics and then tearing up at other times. This is one of the best books I have read… It was phenomenal and I could read this over and over.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG how amazing was this book!... Captivating… Left me with a smile on my face and I could not help but chuckle… An enchanting story that captured my heart.’ Chells and Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was totally smitten with this book… Ruby Hummingbird has produced a magnificent 5-star read that left me with a comfy feeling and a general sense of contentment. I recommend The Garden Of Lost Memories without a flicker of hesitation, so don’t miss out!’ Brianne’s Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a gorgeous book! If you need a distraction from the outside world, or if you need a reminder of the joy of human kindness, read this… Beautifully written and wonderful.’ Sibzzreads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book! I give it ten stars! It is inspiring, heartfelt and exactly what we need right now!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely loved this book!... Definitely a feel-good book… Has a magical, surreal feeling to it… I absolutely loved the fact that there was a mysterious element to this book… A definite 5/5 for me!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Just perfection!... What a beautiful story this was. Moving, beautifully written... Thank you for giving me the absolute pleasure of reading this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely adored this book. The characters were so real that it sucked you in and made you feel part of the story. You didn't want it to end!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved it!... A beautifully written tale of friendship, overcoming hurdles and how the kindness of just one person can mean so much… I was thinking about the story days after I finished it – all signs of a bloody good book!’ Mrs Roadley, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Picking up a book by Ruby Hummingbird is like coming home and settling into your favourite armchair. You know you're going to get comfortable and warm and everything will be okay by the end of the night… I was keen to see whether she would be able to hit the bar again. To put it quite simply, yes she has… This is another fine example of ‘up-lit’ at its best… Thank you Ruby for another wonderful story. 5 twinkly stars from me.’ Sandie’s Book Shelves, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book!... I couldn’t stop reading it… What more could you want?! The story is written beautifully and it shows the impact we can all have on other’s lives.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a sweet story!... Elsie and Billy feel real to me and I could not put down the book!... I highly recommend if you like a good, inspirational read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is one of my new very favourite stories and one I will not forget! This is my first novel by Ruby Hummingbird, but I am off to check out her other novel and I cannot wait!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was absolutely blown away by the touching, beautifully written storyline… Packed full of characters who leap from the pages and touch your heart.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A beautifully written, lovely story that is perfect for those who books like A Man Called Ove or Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine!’ All the Good Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Lovely, heartwarming story… I was sad to see it end. What more can I say? The characters are all real and believable, and from the very beginning I was cheering both Billy and Elsie on. It was beautiful… Kept me intrigued and turning pages long after my bath water ran cold.’ Kaleido Soul, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

How Not to Die Alone

Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it's a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we ...

How Not to Die Alone

Author: Richard Roper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525539905

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Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it's a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose. "Wryly funny and quirkily charming."--Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters Sometimes you need to risk everything...to find your something. Andrew's been feeling stuck. For years he's worked a thankless public health job, searching for the next of kin of those who die alone. Luckily, he goes home to a loving family every night. At least, that's what his coworkers believe. Then he meets Peggy. A misunderstanding has left Andrew trapped in his own white lie and his lonely apartment. When new employee Peggy breezes into the office like a breath of fresh air, she makes Andrew feel truly alive for the first time in decades. Could there be more to life than this? But telling Peggy the truth could mean losing everything. For twenty years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it's time for him to start.