Eleanor Rigby: A Novel by Douglas Coupland Book Summary:
A riveting, witty, and profound story of loneliness and connection from internationally bestselling author Douglas Coupland.The 1997 night that Hale-Bopp streaks across the skies over Vancouver, Liz Dunn has nothing in her life but impending oral surgery and an armful of schmaltzy video rentals to get her through her solitary convalescence in her sterile condo. She's overweight, crabby, and plain, but behind her eyes lurk whole universes that she's never had the opportunity to express. Just as Liz makes a quiet decision to seek peace in her life rather than certainty, along comes another comet, in the form of a young man admitted to the local hospital with her name and number inscribed on his Medic Alert bracelet: In case of emergency, contact Liz Dunn.A charming lost soul and a strange visionary, Jeremy upends Liz's quiet existence, triggering a chain of events that take her to the other side of the world and back, endangering her life just as a real chance at happiness finally seems within reach. 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.
Two Lives for Eleanor Rigby (A Novel) by Jessie Jasen Book Summary:
To Eleanor Rigby, autism is a blessing and a curse. She's as renowned cello virtuoso, but conducting a small talk is tricky at best, and a nightmare at worst. When a new virtual world program is developed using artificial intelligence to help people with autism overcome their disabilities, Eleanor becomes a test person. In the virtual world Eleanor witnesses the creation of avatars who help her understand the meaning of friendship and love. But not everything is as bright as it looks. Dangers loom in the world of great promises, and Eleanor's ability to cope with dark recesses of the human soul is about to be tested.
A Life for Eleanor Rigby (A Short Story) by Jessie Jasen Book Summary:
*THIS STORY IS THE PREQUEL TO THE NOVEL TWO LIVES FOR ELEANOR RIGBY, AVAILABLE AT AMAZON KINDLE UNLIMITED http://amzn.to/2nAJjOF*“I understand your feelings, but you know that living in the virtual world and ignoring the world around you is not healthy. You have difficulties dealing with your traumas. Living a virtual life is an escape from your problems. It won’t help you to get a grip on the real issues which are preventing you from living your life fully. You live in a dream, Eleanor Rigby.” Nurse MacKenzie“When Eva Mendez looked into my eyes, my life began. I remember that day clearly. The events took place in London, in the hologram matrix of the second reality I have entered voluntarily to live in…”Eleanor Rigby feels an irresistible attraction towards Eva Mendez, the first Green Party’s candidate for prime minister of Great Britain; but Eva is not a real person—she is a hologram in a computer simulation of a secondary reality that runs autonomously. Eleanor, on the other hand, is an organic person who has volunteered to live as an avatar in the computer simulation that is populated by other avatars, and holograms like Eva. Leading a lonely life in a halfway house, Eleanor escapes the primary reality via an electronic disc she attaches to her temple. When Eva returns Eleanor’s affection and offers her a job, Eleanor is tempted to stay in her new life that seems to provide everything real life doesn’t. As she prepares to leave the primary reality behind for good, nurse MacKenzie knocks on the door of her room…
Hal Leonard Eleanor Rigby (SATB) SATB by The Beatles arranged by Roger Emerson by Hal Leonard Book Summary:
Eleanor Rigby (SATB) SATB by The Beatles arranged by Roger Emerson. Singers and audiences of all ages continue to be moved by this classic Beatles' song from the 1966 album Revolver. Vocal accompaniment supported by the recorded string quartet makes this a great educational choice as well. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.
Who Was Eleanor Rigby: and 908 More Questions and Answers About The Beatles by Brandon Toropov Book Summary:
For which album were the songs "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" originally intended? What was the original title of the album eventually released as Abbey Road ? Which instruments were played by the Fab Four during the recording of "She's Leaving Home"? These are just some of the almost 1,000 questions included in Who Was Eleanor Rigby... Organized year-by-year in chronological chapters, the book includes questions covering all facets of the band from Liverpool, and is a surefire hit with all their fans. More than 25 years after their break-up, the Beatles are once again the hottest act in music. The recent documentary on the band was one of the biggest television events of the year, and the two Anthology double-CDs soared to the top of the charts. . Incidentally, the answers to the questions above are: (1) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, (2) Everest and (3) none -- a group of string musicians handled all the playing. As for the book's title, Eleanor Rigby was a name on a tombstone found by Paul McCartney.