Rest and Be Thankful

Emma Glass (Author)

Product Details

$18.00  $16.56
Bloomsbury Circus
Publish Date
December 01, 2020
5.4 X 8.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Emma Glass is a nurse at Evelina London Children's Hospital. Her debut novel, Peach, has been translated into seven languages and was longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. @Emmas_Windo


"A visceral and dreamlike literary portrait of a burned-out pediatric nurse working night shifts in a neonatal ward." --USA Today

"In Glass's trademark, lyrical style, it follows a woman on the edge-a night-shift nurse in a pediatric unit who may or may not be seeing things." --LitHub, Most Anticipated Books of 2020

"Atmospheric and eerie, Rest and Be Thankful is full of Glass's poetic observations, and will leave you thoroughly haunted and entranced." --Refinery29

"Glass wants readers inside Laura's body, tasting seawater in her nightmares of drowning, feeling her limb-heaviness as she falls asleep at a friend's kitchen table. Such richness makes all of Glass' writing stand out, but this glimpse into the world of nursing feels like a true literary rarity. . . A heart-wrenching and poetic look at a profession that deserves more literary attention." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Gorgeously written ... It's heartbreaking but beautiful, and perfect for escaping into." --Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine

"A slim, dreamy sophomore novel. . . Glass's prose perfectly elicits the restless waking torment that drapes over Laura. The novel is visceral, and readers will keep turning the pages in fascinated dread." --Publishers Weekly

"This second novel from Glass, a writer and nurse, explores trauma as poetically, inventively, and incisively as her debut, Peach, this time from the perspective of pediatric nurse Laura. ... Across her emotionally tender, titled chapters, Glass grants readers access to the many-dimensional Laura, so strong but struggling to care for herself as unreservedly as she cares for others." --Booklist