The Happiness Jar



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Nature has the power to restore us, but can it wash away our darkest truths?

Set amid the red dust and heat of the Australian Kimberley wet season and the smoky backdrop of the holy river Ganges in India, this is a novel about rebirth and remembrance.

Brian, a Vietnam veteran, has been missing for twenty years. Matt dreams of one day finding his own path like his heroic father, as Beth's religious fervour propagates a childhood of parental disappointment.

Losing her battle with Cystic Fibrosis, Rachel Hudson asks her family for one last request: a journey to the exotic and the unknown. Ever the free spirit, she administers a dose of her notorious wanderlust.

The Happiness Jar reveals the power of letting go of the memories that we think sustain us. It's a story about tightly held beliefs, the fragility of family and how quickly faith can fold when we release the burdens we place on ourselves and each other.

Samantha Tidy is an award-winning Australian author of fiction and non-fiction for both children and adults, Samantha's children's titles include 'Cloudspotting', 'Reach High Wollemi', 'When Grandma Burnt Her Bra', 'The Day We Built the Bridge' and 'The Day We Built the Opera House' among others. She seeks out stories that cultivate connection, resilience and build community. She is passionate about sustrainable stewardship of our planet and regenerating our future. She has just been announced as the Anne Edgeworth Fellow for 2023.

ISBN: 9780645191509
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/02/2023
RRP: $32.95
Pages: 320
Dimension: 234mm X 154mm
Imprint: Storytorch Press