The follow-up to the ABIA Award-winning, international bestseller Penguin Bloom
The heart-warming Australian story Penguin Bloom - the miraculous tale of a baby magpie that helped save a young mother and her family - is a homegrown and international bestseller, and soon to be a major Hollywood movie starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver and Rachel House.
Sam's personal message at the end of the book has resonated powerfully with readers. Pulling no punches, she writes about what it's really like to face life in a wheelchair.
In Sam Bloom, she tells her own story for the first time - how a shy, but determined, Australian girl became a nurse and travelled across Africa. How she fell in love with a like-minded free spirit, raised three boys and built a life together on Sydney's Northern Beaches. And then, in a single horrific moment, how everything changed. Sam's journey back from the edge of death and the depths of despair is so much more than an account of overcoming adversity. Her captivating true story - co-written by close friend, New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, and featuring extraordinary photographs taken by Sam's husband Cameron - is humbling, heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure. A triumph of raw emotion and incredible beauty, Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong is a truly unforgettable book.
PRAISE FOR SAM BLOOM: HEARTACHE & BIRDSONG
"Beautifully written and photographed, this remarkable book takes us to painful places, yet ultimately it's an uplifting story of resilience, true love and unexpected joy. Sam Bloom focuses our hearts on the most important things in life." - Naomi Watts
"Nothing like a non-sugar-coated story of pain, suffering, heartache and triumph to keep life in perspective! An incredible story from a truly inspirational woman, shared with such vulnerability and strength. Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong is an emotional rollercoaster. I loved this book!" - Layne Beachley AO, 7-time World Surfing Champion
"To step into another's shoes and see the pain and the beauty of life in the most unexpected way is a rare gift. For Sam Bloom, such an innately private person, to share her heartbreaking life story and her innermost struggles is immensely powerful and uplifting. Often moving me to tears, Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong is one of the most beautiful books I've read." - Deborah Hutton