Boarding school teaching experience provides inspiration for Saratoga writer

Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Created: March 04, 2021 06:53 PM

Writer Emily Layden's memories of growing up in Saratoga are fond ones.

A cousin and an uncle were also writers. However, she would have to spend some time in the classroom as a teacher before she could tell her story.

It was as an English teacher at Albany Academy and Emma Willard where she experienced the environment of a boarding school.

Now her book "All Girls" has been released. It is garnering praise from the New York Times among others, and is set at a boarding school where a mystery surrounding a case of abuse unfolds.

Learn about the message Layden hopes readers get from the book by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.

MORE INFORMATION: 'All Girls: A Novel' by Emily Layden | 'All Girls: A Novel': New York Times review

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