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The Glass House

By: Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion
Narrated by: Edwina Wren
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Publisher's Summary

A compelling, addictive novel for listeners of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine told with heart, humour and insight by Anne Buist and The Rosie Project's Graeme Simsion

Psychiatry registrar Doctor Hannah Wright, a country girl with a chaotic history, thought she had seen it all in the emergency room. But that was nothing compared to the psychiatric ward at Menzies Hospital.

Hannah must learn on the job in a strained medical system, as she and her fellow trainees deal with the common and the bizarre, the hilarious and the tragic, the treatable and the confronting. Every day brings new patients: Chloe, who has a life-threatening eating disorder; Sian, suffering postpartum psychosis and fighting to keep her baby; and Xavier, the MP whose suicide attempt has an explosive story behind it. All the while, Hannah is trying to figure out herself.

With intelligence, frankness and humour, eminent psychiatrist Anne Buist tells it like it is, while co-writer Graeme Simsion brings the light touch that made The Rosie Project an international bestseller and a respected contribution to the autism conversation.






©2024 Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion (P)2024 Hachette Australia Audio

Critic Reviews

'Highly engaging. Brings alive the frontline of mental health care' PROFESSOR PATRICK MCGORRY AO, AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2010

'Embraces a standout cast of characters - patients, clinicians and family members are so beautifully individuated and the story overflows with compassion, insight and humour. Entertaining, enlightening, it embraces the complexity of what it means to be human' MEREDITH JAFFÉ

'A remarkable exposé about mental illness and its treatment . . . told with an engaging, light touch reminiscent of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Simsion's The Rosie Project. The Glass House is a timely, innovative book' BOOKS + PUBLISHING

'Gripping, rich and insightful, and brimming with compassion. Shines a light on the grit and dedication of frontline workers, while giving a voice to everyone impacted by mental illness' ARIANE BEESTON, author of Because I'm Not Myself, You See

'A great read that combines laugh-out-loud moments as well as bringing tears to your eyes. Anne Buist skilfully writes from her own experiences and co-author Graeme Simsion adds his inimitable Rosie Project style. An honest, sensitive look into mental health care in Australia' PROFESSOR JAYASHRI KULKARNI AM, Psychiatrist, Monash University

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Did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did.

The more I listened to this book the more I enjoyed it. It was eye opening leaning about some mental health issues that were covered in a caring and thoughtful way. We learnt more about the main characters as the story progressed. I had a couple of laugh out loud moments and at one stage was close to tears. Very early in the book I had some hesitation as I wasn't sure how it was going to pan out, particularly as it was promoted as a book that was likely to be enjoyed by health professionals. I love the way it has been written. It gives you an appreciation of the work done by health professionals but also tells a really enjoyable story. I'll be buying to follow up book without hesitation.

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Captivating story, beautifully told

Another hit from these two authors. So easy to listen to, and leaves me wanting more. I am easily bored and distracted with most audio books but I loved this one.

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original and clever

Fantastic read. I did not want it to end. I have recommended this audio to my friends and family. Insightful and clever and nuanced. love that it is Australian.

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Fabulous

Wonderful and insightful story which has both humour and thought provoking content. Makes you think and entertains at the same time

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Relaxing and fascinating!

I was surprised to enjoy a book about mental health. It was really well written and I enjoyed the ease of listening even though the stories are tragic. I love how these current topics have been incorporated into a novel.

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