I am absolutely thrilled to share the full cover of Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude!
The cover uses all of the original photo of Sam, taken by our amazing friend Allie, as part of Sam’s senior photo adventure. Normally, you’d call it a photo shoot, but since they climbed mountains, etc., it was more of an adventure.
The cover then shares the “blurb” of the book, as well as the back cover being graced by Sam’s favorite Tree of Life, the tree is the same one as we have in our memorial tattoos.
The blurb, in case you can’t make the image larger, says:
When your life is shattered in an instant, can conscious and deliberate gratitude and connection to nature help you find joy and hope again?
When Sam Francoeur died on October 9th, 2013 from an accidental drug overdose, everyone he loved was irrevocably changed. Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude shares his mother Kris Francoeur’s journey through grief from the first Facebook posts announcing his death through the next thirty months as she struggled to keep sane in her bottomless grief while trying to support the rest of her family and continue with her professional life.
At times raw and uncomfortable to read, Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude is a brutally honest first-hand account of the pain of losing a truly special child, and how the conscious practice of expressing gratitude, unconditional acceptance of others, and keeping a very active connection with nature helped bring light and joy back into Kris’s life. Her story helps grieving families feel that hope and joy will return, no matter how devastating and permanent the loss.
While Kris will grieve forever, Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude shows readers they can find light and joy again—no matter how great the darkness.