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Sam Bloom

Sam Bloom

Heartache & Birdsong

by Cameron BloomSamantha Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive
Publication Date: 02/09/2020
RRP  $32.99 $26.75

The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, international 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.

Penguin Bloom is soon to be a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver and Rachel House.

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'Beautifully written and photographed, this remarkable book takes us to painful places, yet ultimately is 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, Seven 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

Cameron Bloom

Cameron Bloom began his career as a surf photographer at the age of 15. Since then his editorial and travel images have featured in many international publications.

Cameron is also the award-winning cinematographer of Surrender, which was screened at the London Art Fair.,

Samantha Bloom

Samantha Bloom is a surfer, adventure traveller, neurology nurse and mother of three boys. She was paralysed in an accident in Thailand in 2013 and is the subject of the international bestselling book, Penguin Bloom, which is now a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Sam has since won two Oceania KL1 paracanoe championships, and is the Australian and World Adaptive surfing champion; she works with numerous spinal cord injury charities around the world and is a highly sought-after public speaker.

Bradley Trevor Greive

Bradley Trevor Greive AM became a publishing sensation after the release of The Blue Day Book in 2000; he has since sold more than 25 million books in 115 countries.

In 2014 BTG was awarded the Order of Australia for his service to literature and wildlife conservation.

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