The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr

The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"The inevitable comparisons to Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project(2013) and Julia Claiborne Johnson's Be Frank with Me(2016) are natural, but Ellie's authentic voice offers a fresh perspective on being different."--Booklist

Elvira Carr believes in rules. She also strongly believes in crisp schedules, clear guidelines, and taking people at face value.Not that the twenty-seven-year-old sees many people. After several unfortunate incidents, her overbearing mother keeps her at home.

But when her mother has a stroke, Elvira is suddenly on her own. To help her navigate a world that is often puzzling, she draws up seven ironclad rules. Armed with these, a notebook full of questions, and guidance from a helpful neighbor, she takes charge of herself ? and realizes that something isn't quite right about the life she thought she knew.

She'll need all the courage, perseverance and curious charm she can muster to unravel the mystery of what happened to her family and to manager her own life, her way.

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2017.
ISBN: 9781492649274
Branch Call Number: MAYNARD
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 21 cm.


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Dec 27, 2018

Maynard has drawn a very endearing character navigating a strange, exciting, intimidating world populated with kind, as well as predatory people. I highly recommend this read. It has witty humor, pathos, and wisdom.

Apr 10, 2018

An excellent and engaging story about a young adult woman with autism navigating the world on her own, exposing how we are all in need of grace and encouragement. Highly recommend.


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