“It’s every parent’s nightmare. One ordinary evening, Helen’s twenty-two-year-old daughter Jayne is involved in a catastrophic car accident. Lying in a coma, her young life in the balance, Helen begins penning tender letters to Jayne, trying to make sense of the tragedy. When Jayne finally wakes, she can’t talk or walk. Her life, and the lives of her family, will never be the same again. A Flower Between the Cracks is an extraordinarily powerful account of a mother’s love and a daughter’s immeasurable courage. It is a story of hope and survival, laced with surprising humour. Never has a memoir spoken of the complexity of caring for a disabled loved one with such grace and candour. This is a book for all Australians – reminding us of the profound joys to be found in each day.”
The author, Helen Sage, grew up on a farm in Victoria and now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She began writing after her daughter Jayne’s accident, in search of new moorings in a world turned upside down by ABI. A Flower Between the Cracks is her first book. Read a sample from the book here.
Affirm Press has generously donated 50 copies of A Flower Between the Cracks to Brain Injury Australia. Proceeds from Brain Injury Australia’s sale of the book go directly to support its work. Order a copy of A Flower Between the Cracks here.