Boulder Book Club
for Writers

6 October 2019

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman

1. Author / Publisher Intent

2. Stylistic Choices

3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

Why we're here

Literary Forensics

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

  • Marketing: Comedic Dramas & Plays, Women's Friendship Fiction, Single Women Fiction
  • Genre: Realistic, Present-Day, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 109,091
  • Print Pages: 336

  • Tense: Past
  • POV: 1st Person (Eleanor)

  • Publish date: May 7, 2017
  • Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
  • Paperback: Penguin
  • Appropriated By: Reese's Book Club
  • Awards: 2017 Costa Debut Novel Award
    2018 British Book Awards: Book of the Year
    2018 US Audie Award for Fiction
  • Best-Seller: Still in The New York Times Top 10 (paperback trade)

  • -- Gail Honeyman --
    • Born: Stirling, Scotland
    • Read French Literature @ Glasgow University
    • Decided at 40 to become a writer
    • Took FaberAcademy.co.uk - online writing course
    • Read newspaper article about lonliness among young adults
    • Entered first 3 chapters into Cambridge U. Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize contest
    • Didn't win, but one of the judges became her agent

Arch Plot Structure

Sentiment Analysis

Word Cloud

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Next Book Club Meetings

November 3 - American Spy - Lauren Wilkinson
December 1 - The House of Broken Angels - Luis Alberto Urrea



Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

Contact Gary: hello@garyalanmcbride.com
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Happy
Sleuthing!