Douglas & McIntyre
The Eliot Girls

Book details:

April 2013
ISBN 978-1-55365-982-2
Paperback - Trade
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
336 pages
$22.95 CAD


  • Finalist, 38th Annual First Novel Award
  • Finalist, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2013

Douglas & McIntyre

The Eliot Girls

A gripping debut teeming with drama and scathing insight into the world of an all-girls private school.

For years, Audrey Brindle has dreamed of attending George Eliot Academy, the school where her mother, Ruth, has taught for a decade. But when she is finally admitted, she discovers a place of sly bullying, ferocious intolerance, and bewildering social standards. Ruth, meanwhile, finds her world upended by her attraction to a new teacher, and the ambitions and desires of both mother and daughter find themselves on a collision course. An acutely observed exploration of betrayal, cruelty, and fallen idols, The Eliot Girls deftly explores the intimacies and injustices of privileged female adolescence and the relationship of a mother and daughter for whom life will never be the same.

About the Author

Krista  Bridge

Krista Bridge

Krista Bridge is the author of the short story collection The Virgin Spy, which was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and a ReLit Award. ...

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