The Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00 pm. The book is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. Contact Joan Friendship-Gray for more information; send email or call (519) 822-8983.
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 unnecessary human contact, 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, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond's big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repairing her own profoundly damaged one. And if she does, she'll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.
Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is 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 your heart.
Selections for 2021-22
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (Sept 21)
The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah (Oct 19)
Hillbilly Elegy: A memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance (Nov 16)
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, by Chris Hadfield (Dec 21)
Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens (Jan 18)
Full Disclosure, by Beverley McLachlin (Feb 15)
The Lake House, by Kate Morton (March 15)
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, by Nadia Hashimi (April 19)
The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben (May 17)