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Reader’s Guide for Garbo Laughs

Discussion Questions for Garbo Laughs Among other things, this novel gives us the story of a marriage. How does that story develop over the course of the novel? What does this particular story of a marriage say to you about … Continue reading

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Review excerpt for Garbo Laughs: The Toronto Star

“Thoughtful, smart, sardonically funny, Ottawa’s Elizabeth Hay has created her own niche in Canadian fiction by fastening her intelligence on the real stuff—the bumps and glories in love, kinship, friendship.” —The Toronto Star

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Review excerpt for Garbo Laughs: The Globe and Mail

“A novel so subtle and so wonderfully layered that it resembles a black-and-white movie of a certain era, full of elegance, aura and wit.” —The Globe and Mail

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Review excerpt for Garbo Laughs: The Guardian

“For all its movie references, Canadian Elizabeth Hay’s second novel [Garbo Laughs] is a very literary book. Its story—of family and friends, love and death—unravels slowly while its characters are lovingly fleshed out …. From start to finish, this book … Continue reading

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Curled Up With a Good Book review of Garbo Laughs

Elizabeth Hay’s second novel, Garbo Laughs, is a movie fanatic’s dream. But I may be biased. I am a self-confessed movie junkie and insanely passionate about books. Hay serves up mountains of film and literary references that kept me riveted … Continue reading

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The New York Times review of Garbo Laughs

THERE are many addictions that can beset us in modern life: work, food, exercise, sex, shopping, the Internet, video games. And, as we’re reminded in Elizabeth Hay’s witty new novel, there are the movies. In Garbo Laughs—a reference to the … Continue reading

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Garbo Laughs is a Project Bookmark plaque in Old Ottawa South

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH CELEBRATED IN NATIONAL NETWORK OF LITERARY SETTINGS For Immediate Release—On October 26, 2010 Ottawa will mark its place in Canada’s literary landscape when a plaque bearing a portion of Elizabeth Hay’s Garbo Laughs is unveiled in the neighbourhood … Continue reading

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12 or 20 Questions Interview with Rob McLennan

1 – How did your first book change your life? I was living in New York City, and shortly before Crossing the Snow Line came out from Black Moss Press, the poet Fred Wah happened to visit me and he warned me not … Continue reading

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In Conversation: The New Quarterly interview

Elizabeth Hay in Conversation with The New Quarterly Magazine, originally published in spring 2009. The original item is published here with permission of the magazine. Elizabeth Hay – In Conversation With Hannah Albert I began this conversation with Elizabeth Hay … Continue reading

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