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Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life - Susan Duncan

Salvation Creek

An Unexpected Life

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Published: 3rd December 2007
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'As I bumped across the water in a leaky tin dinghy I didn't know that the journey had begun. That the pale yellow house with a corridor of columns and long verandah on the high, rough hill would hold the key to it all...'

At 44 Susan Duncan appeared to have it all. Editor of two of Australia's top selling women's magazines, a happy marriage, a jetsetting lifestyle covering stories from New York to Greenland, rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty, the world was her oyster. But when her beloved husband and brother die within three days of each other, her glittering life shatters.

In shock, she zips on her work face and soldiers on - until one morning eighteen months later when she simply can't get out of bed.

Heartbreaking, funny and searingly honest, Salvation Creek is the story of a woman who found the courage not only to walk away from a successful career and begin again, but to beat the odds in her own battle for survival and find a new life - and love - in a tiny waterside idyll cut off from the outside world.

From the terrifying first step of quitting the job that had always anchored her to abandoning herself to a passionate affair that she knows will break her heart, Duncan never flinches from the truth or loses her wicked sense of humour.

Even when she finds a paradise on earth only to discover that it may be too late. It's been said that the greatest risk in life is not to take a risk. Sometimes you have to risk everything to find the only thing you need.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Inspirational (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    5.0

    doesnt get much better

    By jo

    from wodonga

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Out-standing
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Salvation Creek:

      wow!loved this book from the first page,i read it in 2 nights as i couldnt put it down,will be ordering her follow on book.
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      out-standing as always

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      5.0

      Hard to put down

      By LMR14

      from Victoria Point QLD

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        Comments about Salvation Creek:

        Fantastic book. Made me want to explore Pittwater and have a sea change of my own.

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        5.0

        Makes you feel like you're really there!

        By Ju Ju

        from Sydney

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Great Escape Read
        • Inspirational
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Please Write More Books

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        • Gift
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        • Older Readers
        • Sick In Bed

        Comments about Salvation Creek:

        First of the set of three by Susan Duncan - I accidentally misplaced by first copy and had to get another to complete the set. I read these at least once a year! Great comfort reading even when you know the ending!

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        5.0

        A GREAT READ

        By Daisy

        from DON VALLEY

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        Pros

        • A Collectors Book
        • A Must Have On The Shelf
        • Courageous Open Writing
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Humerous
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Real Australian
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

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        • NONE

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        • Gift
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        Comments about Salvation Creek:

        THIS BOOK WAS A GIFT FOR MY SISTER-IN-LAW WHO IS DYING OF CANCER - ONE OF THE FEW THINGS SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO ENJOY LATELY. SHE PASSED IT ON TO HER CARER/NEIGHBOUR WHO TOO THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT AND IS NOW MAKING LEMON CAKES FOR EVERYONE.

        IT HAS BEEN UPLIFTING FOR US ALL.

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        "Beautiful, dreamy writing and gut-wrenching honesty." --"Australian Womens' Weekly"

        Susan Duncan

        After a 25-year career spanning radio, newspaper and magazine journalism, including editing two of Australia's top selling women's magazines, THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY and NEW IDEA, SUSAN DUNCAN woke up one morning and chucked in her job. The decision followed the deaths of her husband and brother.

        After struggling to begin again, she finally found her own patch of paradise on earth only to discover it might already be too late when she was diagnosed with cancer herself. Today Susan lives with her second husband, Bob, on the shores of Pittwater at Tarrangaua, the beautiful home built for poet Dorothea Mackellar in 1925. Susan's bestselling memoir, SALVATION CREEK, won the 2007 Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award and was shortlisted for the prestigious Dobbie Award, part of the Nita B Kibble awards for women writers. She has now turned her hand to fiction, with her first novel THE BRINY CAFE, set in a fictional Pittwater.

        Visit Susan Duncan's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9781863256384
        ISBN-10: 1863256385
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 416
        Published: 3rd December 2007
        Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
        Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 2.7
        Weight (kg): 0.3