The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, internationally bestselling sensation 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; soon to be a major Hollywood movie, starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Sam's personal message at the end of the book has resonated powerfully with readers - where, pulling no punches, she writes about what it is really like to face life in a wheelchair. In Sam Bloom, Sam 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. Sam's captivating true story - written by close friend, New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, and featuring extraordinary photographs taken by Sam's husband, Cameron Bloom - 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.
Bookoccino is honoured to host Sam Bloom, in conversation with The Drum’s Ellen Fanning for a live interview delivered via webinar on 9th of September, from 7pm.
In troubled times, when isolation, loss and anxiousness threaten to de-rail us, Sam Bloom lifts us up with her soul saving story. We know you will be touched and strengthened by the honesty and resolve of this incredible woman.
Please pre-order your copy of Sam Bloom: Heartache and Birdsong below. Your order will give you access to our exclusive interview.
Access links will be sent on the morning of the 9th September, and again one hour prior.
Sam Bloom: Heartache and Birdsong is released on the 2nd of September 2020. We ship Australia wide for $10, or welcome you to pickup your copy instore. You will be notified when books are ready for collection or despatch.