Books: Sam and Me and the Hard Pear Tree
Author: Jami Yeats-Kastner
Published by: Jacana Media
Overview: Based on a true story, this book tells the story of a mother's loss and her journey of overcoming her grief. When Jani's 18-month-old son, Sam, tragically drowns in the family's pool, it sends Jani onto a path of self-discovery. It forces her to to look at her life and confront her personal demons, so that she can gain the strength and courage to one day lead a normal and happy life.