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Reading Guide for Alone in the Classroom

Discussion Questions for Alone in the Classroom Most of the main characters in Alone in the Classroom are teachers, from Connie Flood and Syd Goodwin, who are gifted teachers, to Anne Flood, who doubts her teaching skills, to Parley Burns, … Continue reading

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Guardian Review

A Guardian Review of Alone in the Classroom appeared October 12, 2013. “Hay’s risky strategy pays off in spades as her slow-burning story arc reaches its zenith and Connie’s past links up with Anne’s present to become a highly nuanced … Continue reading

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Financial Times

Alone in the Classroom reviewed in The Financial Times October 11, 2013. Alone in the Classroom, by Elizabeth Hay Review by Maria Crawford Alone in the Classroom, by Elizabeth Hay, MacLehose Press RRP£8.99, 270 pages Elizabeth Hay is an accomplished author, … Continue reading

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AuthorsAloud

Trevor Cole’s excellent website has over one hundred author readings, recorded and framed by Trevor himself. The readings are blessedly short, five minutes or so in length. You can listen without having to trek to a public reading, you can … Continue reading

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Femalefirst Interview

An interview in the online magazine Femalefirst coincides with the UK edition of Alone in the Classroom.

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‘Alone in the Classroom’ a Globe Best Book 2011

“Through the figure of a beloved schoolteacher aunt, Hay’s narrator in this splendid novel sets out to discover the experiences that shaped her parents, and herself. In 1929, Connie Flood encounters, while teaching in Saskatchewan, a grim principal, self-important and … Continue reading

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‘Alone in the Classroom’ an Amazon Best Book of 2011

Read about it here. This list represents Amazon’s top ten Canadian fiction books in 2011.  

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Alone in the Classroom is a bestseller

For twenty-one weeks Alone in the Classroom was on the Macleans bestseller list!  

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Interview about Alone in the Classroom

Interview by Friederike Knabe OSCAR (Ottawa) July/August 2011 At the Spring edition of the Writersfestival 2011, you read from your new novel Alone in the Classroom.  In your introduction and the discussion afterwards, you touched on the personal journey you … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail review of Alone in the Classroom

“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, and is even richer and more rewarding the second time around.” … Continue reading

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