The novel, about a family capsized by tragedy and the girl who transcends space and time to save them, was originally a self-published bestseller in the summer of 2014, and was published anew in January, 2016, by Crown. It's on bookshelves everywhere, and probably should be on yours, too.
"Eleanor is deep—a really poignant, moving story that...turns a traditional tragic narrative on its head ... sneaks up on you, working on multiple levels that pay off in a series of emotional uppercuts in the final pages. Read it and weep." —Daniel H. Wilson, bestselling author of Robopocalypse
"Jason Gurley will be a household name one day." —Hugh Howey, bestselling author of Wool
"Eleanor shows that one never knows what can happen when the reset button is pushed." —The Washington Post
Hot on the heels of Eleanor's North American publication, Harper Voyager has brought Eleanor to the United Kingdom with a stunning and inventive new cover design by Mike Topping.
"An incredibly inventive and beautiful tale... Moving, powerful, and gripping..." —Women's Weekly
"Eleanor is an ambitious book of many wonders, an intricately crafted saga spanning three generations, by turns otherworldly and heartbreakingly true." —Elizabeth Collison, author of Some Other Town
"Gurley skillfully fuses the brutal reality of Eleanor's upbringing with ethereal fantasy elements in an uplifting though never sentimental story of hard-won redemption." —The Guardian
I had a fun chat with the magazine recently about Eleanor's birthplace, what it was like to throw out more than a decade's worth of work, and how cool it is to find the book in bookstores. Read on!
In their roundup of the best recent science fiction and fantasy books, The Guardian calls Eleanor "an often disturbing examination of how grief resonates" and says "Gurley skillfully fuses the brutal reality of Eleanor's upbringing with ethereal fantasy elements in an uplifting though never sentimental story of hard-won redemption". Read it here!
In February/March, Portland's AM Northwest selected Eleanor for their book club, then they invited me on their morning show to talk about the book. That was fun and strange and new, since I've never done television before. You can watch the results here!
On March 10, the stunningly beautiful UK edition of Eleanor was released in the United Kingdom. It's available there as a hardcover edition, an e-book, and an audiobook. Available now from your favorite UK retailers, or click here to order a copy from Amazon UK.
Juliet Rieden calls the book "an incredibly inventive and beautiful tale" and "a moving, powerful and gripping story about the effects of family tragedy." Read the full review here!