The Eliot Girls (Paperback)

By Krista Bridge

Douglas & McIntyre, 9781553659822, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

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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 their relationships.

About the Author

Krista Bridge's short story collection "The Virgin Spy" was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the ReLit Award. She lives in Toronto.

Krista Bridge has been short-listed for the prestigious Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize recognizes Canadian writers of exceptional talent for the year's best novel or short-story collection.