Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Gail Honeyman

★★★

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the subtly hilarious story of a woman’s attempt to recreate herself and improve her life. Eleanor Oliphant’s life has been hard. She was separated from her mother at an early age and grew up in foster care. While she’s always had ahome to live in and food to eat, her emotional needs have never been met – not in the entire 30 years of her life. So, for Eleanor, being alone and having no friends was completely fine, as long as she had dinners for one and a social housing roof over her head.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gaily Honeyman
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My Absolute Darling: Gabriel Tallent

★★★★

Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling is a devastating story of the resilience of children, despite the wickedness of the world they’re born into. 13-year-old Turtle was dealt a bad hand. She does not live – she only survives the trails of her relationship with her wicked father, fending for herself in the wilderness and convincing herself that she is loved and well-cared-for.

My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent
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