Category Archives: Press Coverage
This clip is excerpted from CBC Radio One’s “The Next Chapter” with Shelagh Rogers. The show originally aired on May 2, 2011 and the complete audio file is available at the CBC website. Continue reading Continue reading
Kerry Clare’s Pickle Me This is a highly regarded book blog full of thoughtful reviews and literary insights. A recent review describes Alone in the Classroom as, “An unsettling book, whose story goes where you don’t think it will, and … Continue reading
“Like all of Hay’s earlier fiction, Alone in the Classroom is a novel that can be read solely for its language, for the author’s precise choice of words that make every landscape, every emotion and every reflection shimmer in colour … Continue reading
Elizabeth Hay, 2007 Giller Prize winner for Late Nights On Air, returns with her fourth novel, a rich story of interweaving human relationships and generations of a family …. If you’re new to Elizabeth Hay, Alone in the Classroom will … Continue reading
“There’s nothing stiff about the fictional past brought to life in this compelling novel. In part, that’s because of Hay’s flair for evocative description, but also because she’s a master of characterization. In their fallibility, their moral struggles and their … Continue reading
“But Alone in the Classroom is not merely a murder mystery. It mixes in layers of historic memoir, family secrets, romance and subtle hints of social commentary. Spanning generations, it’s a character study not only of the disturbing Parley, but … Continue reading
Janet Somerville, the blogger behind Reading for the Joy of It, provided this early assessment of Alone in the Classroom: “a sublime little shock to the heart.” The full review is available on her blog.
I’ve just been interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen about Alone in the Classroom; you can find the video here.