Because I am responsible for purchasing science fiction, fantasy and horror books for the library, most of my reading is concentrated in those areas. I also like to read non-fiction, especially history, politics and psychology. After that comes mysteries and thrillers. So I don’t have much time for what you might call general fiction but I recently made an exception for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I am incredibly glad I did! Library Journal wrote “Eleanor Oliphant, the friendless 29-year-old finance clerk in a small Scottish graphics design firm, feels safest in the cocoon of strict routines both at work and at home. Unfazed by office gossip about her peculiarities (she acknowledges that her coworkers have a point), Eleanor’s careful firewalls start to crack. She simultaneously develops a crush on a bar musician and is reluctantly drawn into a tentative friendship with Raymond, the new IT guy, and with Sammy, an older man whose life she and Raymond save. Without a shred of self-pity and lacking nearly all social skills (but willing to learn them) owing to her shocking, savage past, Eleanor is unaware of her ability to charm and inspire those who want to help her and those who grow to care for her. Honeyman’s exquisite, heartbreaking, funny, and irresistible novel brings to life a character so original and pitch-perfect that it is nearly impossible to believe this is a debut. Surprises abound as the author boldly turns literary expectations upside down and gives to her readers Eleanor Oliphant, who, yes, is completely, beautifully fine.” I LOVED this book. The review described it perfectly: “heartbreaking, funny, and irresistible.” If you can get through this book without tears welling up you’re a tougher person than I am!