Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Secret Lives of Teachers

Teachers. What is going on in their heads? What do they do outside of the classroom? Why did they choose this profession? How do they persevere, year after year? What brings them joy and satisfaction? How do they work with recalcitrant students, helicopter parents, and dysfunctional administrations and still get the job done? Let's try to imagine what they're up against, through the following titles, brought to you by ABC Library. 

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

The Abstinence Teacher, Nine Inches: Stories, and Election by Tom Perrota

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark 

Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt

What Was She Thinking?: Notes On a Scandal by Zoe Heller

Murder Is Academic: A Cambridge Mystery by Christine Poulson

The Professor and Villette by Charlotte Bronte

The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison

The Bronte Project: A Novel of Passion, Desire and Good PR by Jennifer Vandever

Children and Fire by Ursula Hegi

Christy by Catherine Marshall

Claire and Present Danger by Gillian Roberts

Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons From the Bronx by Ilana Garon 

All Saints by Liam Callanan

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

The English Major by Jim Harrison

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen

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