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Eleanor

Eleanor

  • Title: Eleanor
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  • ISBN : 9781101903513
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 384 pages


Eleanor and Esmerelda are identical twins with a secret language all their own, inseparable until a terrible accident claims Esme s life Eleanor s family is left in tatters her mother retreats inward, seeking comfort in bottles her father reluctantly abandons ship Eleanor is forced to grow up quickly than a child should, and becomes the target of her mother s grow Eleanor and Esmerelda are identical twins with a secret language all their own, inseparable until a terrible accident claims Esme s life Eleanor s family is left in tatters her mother retreats inward, seeking comfort in bottles her father reluctantly abandons ship Eleanor is forced to grow up quickly than a child should, and becomes the target of her mother s growing rage Years pass, and Eleanor s painful reality begins to unravel in strange ways The first time it happens, she walks through a school doorway, and finds herself in a cornfield, beneath wide blue skies When she stumbles back into her own world, time has flown by without her Again and again, against her will, she falls out of her world and into other, stranger ones, leaving behind empty rooms and worried loved ones One fateful day, Eleanor leaps from a cliff and is torn from her world altogether She meets a mysterious stranger, Mea, who reveals to Eleanor the weight of her family s loss To save her broken parents, and rescue herself, Eleanor must learn how deep the well of her mother s grief and her father s heartbreak truly goes Esmerelda s death was not the only tragic loss in her family s fragmented history, and unless Eleanor can master her strange new abilities, it may not be the last


Author Jason Gurley

Jason Gurley s bestselling self published novel, Eleanor, was acquired by Crown Publishing and reissued in 2016 He s the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World, and other novels, among them Awake in the World, due in 2019 from Roaring Brook Press He lives and writes in Scappoose, Oregon.




Eleanor Reviews (31)

  • Sometimes there are beautiful books that become famous and resonate in the hearts of millions Most souls wait for a very long time In the end, the peace they seek is usually within themselves, not within the confines of the world they left Sometimes, there are undeserving books that become p [..]

  • MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListThis book started out so deep and sad I could feel each person s depression and grief It was real and it was hard The story goes goes through different times The years jump ahead to each person in the family and it all comes back around in the end We start out wi [..]

  • Simply, stunningly magical You know how some writers can just take you immediately into their stories, writing so descriptively that you are almost magically transported and immersed in their world How some writers can create characters so strong and with such depth that you feel as though they simp [..]

  • Every once in awhile, a book will come along that changes how I feel about the fiction I consume Raises the bar, as it were Eleanor is one of those books that makes me consider how I ve rated books in the past Based on how much I loved this book, I ve obviously rated some books five stars whe [..]

  • The fantastical elements of this novel don t really start until around page 80, but really they are what make it special Up until then, it was of a novel of a family and the loss of a child, something I felt I had read, but then it morphs and shifts into a much engaging story of the afterlife and [..]

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