This is a debut, rapidly gaining in popularity, which has been adopted and hand-sold by our passionate booksellers. Similar in subject toEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman),but with its own charm. The story is narrated by the central character, Ellie (Elvira Carr). It is obvious to the reader fairly quickly that Ellie is socially challenged in some way. She lives with an overbearing and perpetually disapproving mother. and it appears she requires some supervision. There have been ‘ Incidents’, as Ellie herself refers to them. Then her mother has a stroke, and she must suddenly face the world on her own. Her carefully structured set of rules enable her to function surprisingly well on her own, initially; until the trickier social interaction is required. She compiles a list of her own imperfect rules to navigate the nuances of human communication. Beautiful, poignant, often hilarious and ultimately uplifting: highly recommended.