Eleanor Oliphant is… great !

What a fabulous book ! And it’s all down to Eleanor, a wonderful, quirky, original character. A character that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Eleanor has her very unique way of looking at the world and reacting to everyday occurrences. She is both maddeningly stubborn and endearing. Truth be told I trust there is a bit of all us in Eleanor. But she is brave enough to act on it !

A very moving story, at times hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, never dull.
Do read it, you won’t regret it.

A light but thought-provoking book

A wonderful book with a new take on a well-worn premise : a widowed father falls for a young busty blonde and meets his grown children’s wrath. Add to that that the father’s life ambition is to complete a book on the history of tractors in Ukranian and you have a fun-filled comedy of manners.

A light-hearted way to brush up on Soviet and Ukranian history while pondering the limits of adult children meddling in older parents’ lives.

Marina LEWYCKA has a wicked sense of humor and I am clamoring for more.