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Broken Glass: A Family's Journey Through Mental Illness

Narrated by: Gary D. MacFadden
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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When Robert Hine's daughter, Elene, first showed signs of unhappiness as a little girl, no one dreamed she would grow up to have a serious personality disorder. As an early baby boomer, Elene reached adolescence and young womanhood in the midst of the counterculture years. Her father, a respected professor of American history at the University of California, shares the story of his family's struggle to keep Elene on track and functional, to see her through her troubles with delusions and medication, and eventually to help her raise her own children.

Candid in its portrayal of the suffering Elene and her parents endured and the stumbling efforts of doctors and hospitals, Hine's story is also generous and inspiring. In spite of unimaginable difficulties, Elene and her father preserved their relationship and survived.

The book is published by University of New Mexico Press.

©2006 Robert V. Hine (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks

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s family tragedy

touching story of the hesrtbresk of a family menber with mental illness and fallout on the family

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  • shirley K.
  • 07-14-19

Broken glass

The narrator is like a speaking computer! Skips words. No emotion! Just Horrid. Cannot listen.

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  • tracy
  • 05-02-16

GREAT BOOK

Thank you for such a wonderful read. Especially when I am going through the same issues. Thank you.