'A testament to the quality of Hay's writing that the lack of a traditional ending tantalises ... Principal Parley Burns, who moves through the school 'like mustard gas in subtle form', is one of the most memorable villains I've ever encountered' Guardian.
'a story of murder and obsessive love in prairie Canada, and better even than Alice Munro' Nicholas Shakespeare.
'Alone in the Classroom is meant to be read slowly, or even better, read twice' Aritha van Herk, Toronto Globe & Mail.
'An ambitious vision and unusually literary page-turner' Calgary Herald.
'beautifully written ... an atmospheric, haunting novel that explores the impact of past events on a new generation' We Love This Book.
'Her pages ... blurred in my tears ... should be read carefully in order to appreciate its richness and its author's genius as a storyteller' Bookgroupinfo.
'Highly accomplished and resourceful writer' The Spectator.
'one to savour' BookOxygen.
'unforgettable' The Literary Review.