Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Penguin) starts a new chapter today: its paperback publication in the United States.

On the back of impressive sales (over 300,000 copies) and already optioned by Reese WitherspoonEleanor Oliphant‘s arrival in paperback has been eagerly anticipated, with the publishers laying on events to mark its publication.

Gail is at the very beginning of a US tour which takes her down, up and across the entire country to take part in a series of talks, interviews and readings. You can see her tour schedule here. Do join her for one of her events if you can; not only is she an amazing writer, but she is also fascinating when she discusses the themes central to her book.

Another way to celebrate the paperback publication is to join in with Eleanor Oliphant Day, which is taking place throughout the US on Saturday 9th June. Be sure to get involved in social media, and head to your nearest bookstore or library.

As regular readers of our news stories will know, Eleanor Oliphant has taken the world by storm. People have accepted Eleanor into their hearts, and as all the recent awards, chart positions and sales figures show, there are more people than ever eager to meet her.

Here’s what some people think of it:

Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!

Reese Witherspoon

Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping.”

JoJo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman… made me laugh, it made me cry, and the entire time I beamed with joy at the beauty of this story. I fell in love with Eleanor and never wanted the book to end. I wanted so badly to keep following her story.”

Krysten Ritter

Happy US Paperback Publication, Gail, and we look forward to following your progress during the tour!