The White Bear Book Club Discusses Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

by | May 2022

Eleanor Oliphant book cover.

Eleanor Oliphant is definitely not fine. As a result of a difficult upbringing steeped in tragedy, Eleanor creates a safe life for herself with strict routines while avoiding most social interactions and living in the shadows. But when she is forced to interact with a rather odious man from her office, her orderly life shifts and she starts to experience the outside world in a new way.

During our member discussion of this book, the White Bear Lake Book Club discussed the emotional pain that many people experience in their lifetime, to what degree it alters one’s life and ultimately how to cope.

Our book club loved Eleanor’s quirky, introverted character and cheered her on throughout Gail Honeyman’s award-winning debut novel. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a laugh-out-loud funny book that will have readers glued to the pages.

Gail Angone is a member of the White Bear Lake Book Club. Join in on the conversation at


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