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A Globe and Mail Best Book
"Luminous. . . . Alone in the Classroom is meant to be read slowly, or even better, read twice. The story that unfolds, replete with poetry and punishment, passionate entanglements and incestuous love, is even richer and more rewarding the second time around."
—Globe and Mail
"Gripping. . . . A multilayered tale, the novel is at once a love story, a murder mystery and a journey into the darkest chambers of the human heart. Transcendent prose. . . . [Hay] conveys masterfully the complex power plays of the classroom."
From the Hardcover edition.
ELIZABETH HAY is the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel Late Nights On Air as well as three other award-winning works of fiction, Small Change, A Student of Weather, and Garbo Laughs. Formerly a radio broadcaster, she has spent time in Mexico and New York City, and now lives in Ottawa.
From the Hardcover edition.
Hay does a masterful job weaving the various strands of three generations of the Flood family as it moves across the Canadian landscape through eight decades of history that... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ian Gordon Malcomson
Came back to this author having read Late Nights a few years ago-
her writing insinuates into one's psyche and pervades
over the years. Read more
If you like her, you will enjoy the Canadiana writing. There was a time jump in the book that kind of made you scramble to sort things out but overall it's a very readable book.Published 16 months ago by Nancy
I didn't particularly like the style of writing in this book or the contents. It did not keep me reading to find out more.I did finish it but wasn't that impressed.Published 22 months ago by Janice Darlington
This was going to be the 2nd book that I read by Elizabeth Hay. I read Late night on Air a few years ago and enjoyed it. Read morePublished on April 28 2013 by Pat the cat
It's not all that often anymore that I want, more than anything else, to start a review with "I LOVED this book!" or my other stock response, "Holy CRAP, this man/woman can write! Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2012 by Timothy J. Bazzett
I am a fan of Elizabeth Hay. She develops her characters so well that you feel you really know them. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2012 by Lulu Adams
Found this a peculiar book. I felt confused some of the time, but still enjoyed it.Perhaps a more detailed summary would have helpedPublished on Aug. 2 2012 by liz
McClelland & Stewart|April 10, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-7710-3797-9
Elizabeth Hay's highly acclaimed, national bestseller now in a... Read more