The House of Hope and Fear
Life in a Big City Hospital
By Audrey Young
(Sasquatch Books, Paperback, 9781570616686, 256pp.)
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
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Critically acclaimed author Audrey Young offers a real-life Grey's Anatomy set in Seattle's big city hospital. Opening with the view of an idealistic young doctor entering her first post-graduate job at the local county hospital, The House of Hope and Fear explores not only the personal journey of one doctor's life and career, but also examines the health care system as a whole. The county hospital setting provides Audrey Young with a second education. With clear, eloquent text, the author chronicles attempts made to treat those tossed aside by society along with the personal and ideological shifts that accompany this daunting task. All of the hospital politics are detailed in a gripping account of the hospital's inner workings, and a human face is expertly given to the health care crisis in America.
The author of What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student’s Journey, Dr. Audrey Young lives in Seattle.
"A fine storyteller." -People "Part memoir, part love letter to the heroic staff with whom the author works. This book is a close-up portrait of providers’ conscientious efforts in a crowded and growing hospital." -Bust "A soul-rattling book that g