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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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The Pickle Me This review of Alone in the Classroom

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

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Winnipeg Free Press review of Alone in the Classroom

“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

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Vancouver Sun review of Alone in the Classroom

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

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Toronto Star review of Alone in the Classroom

“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

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Calgary Herald review of Alone in the Classroom

“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

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Reading for the Joy of It review of Alone in the Classroom

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.

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The Globe and Mail review of Late Nights on Air

The Arctic is hot, but I doubt that is why accomplished Canadian novelist Elizabeth Hay wrote a novel set in Yellowknife and the Barrens in the mid-1970s. In Late Nights on Air, Hay has returned to a city and landscape … Continue reading

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La Presse review (in French) of La nuit sur les ondes

Elizabeth Hay décrit avec passion la majesté de ce paysage vierge du bout du monde, la beauté de la végétation et, en digne femme de radio, les sons de la toundra, comme celui des caribous, “le cliquetis de leurs sabots, … Continue reading

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The New York Times review of Late Nights on Air

According to Harry Boyd, one of the main characters in Elizabeth Hay’s new novel, radio is like poetry and television is like a blockbuster novel. A radio program, Harry continues, is “about one person learning something interesting and telling it … Continue reading

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