Eleanor Rigby: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Eleanor Rigby is the story of Liz, a self-described drab, overweight, crabby, and friendless middle-aged woman, and her unlikely reunion with the charming and strange son she gave up for adoption. His arrival changes everything, and sets in motion a rapid-fire plot with all the twists and turns we expect of Coupland. By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways in which loneliness affects us all.
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Eleanor Rigby: A Novel

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Overview

Eleanor Rigby is the story of Liz, a self-described drab, overweight, crabby, and friendless middle-aged woman, and her unlikely reunion with the charming and strange son she gave up for adoption. His arrival changes everything, and sets in motion a rapid-fire plot with all the twists and turns we expect of Coupland. By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways in which loneliness affects us all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596919624
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 398,642
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.62 (d)
  • File size: 621 KB

Meet the Author

Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian Armed Forces Base in Baden-Söllingen, Germany, in 1961. He is the author of the novels Miss Wyoming, Generation X, and Girlfriend in a Coma, among others, as well as the nonfiction works Life After God and Polaroids from the Dead. He grew up and lives in Vancouver, Canada.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Vd Not quite

    Not as awesome as all famalies, but i can still appreciate the dry protagonist and the lure of happy endings slipping away into unexpected ones.

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

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    Very Entertaining!

    It didn't take me long to finish this book. I found the main character engaging and intriguing. I enjoyed her cynical look at life along with her witty comments. Lately I have been stuck reading cheesy romance novels which aren't bad, they just don't make you think ... at all. I don't consider focusing on the baser aspects of humanity as being very thoughtful. With this book I found that my mind had been awakened once more! I also plan on reading more from this author.

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    Phenomenal book...

    It is hard to put into words how much I liked this book. The writing is flawless, the plot is fantastic and creative. It is impossible not to sympathize with the main character. Douglas Coupland engages the reader and never lets go, even after you have finished reading. Coupland has become one of my favorite writers. Eleanor Rigby is one of my all time favorite books. I cannot see how anyone would be disappointed after reading this outstanding book. I feel confident in recommending this book to anyone.

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