Salvation Creek

Salvation Creek

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By (author) Susan Duncan

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  • Publisher: Rider & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 228mm x 34mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 3 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846040523
  • ISBN 13: 9781846040528
  • Sales rank: 24,179

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At 44, Susan Duncan appeared to have it all. Editor of two top-selling women's magazines, a happy marriage, a jetsetting lifestyle covering stories from New York to Greenland, 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, climbs back into her high heels 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 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. Combining all the sweeping, rollercoaster style of a bestselling novel with the very best - and most inspiring - human interest story, "Salvation Creek" is a tour-de-force that will stay with the reader long after she has turned the last page.

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After a twenty-five year career that spanned radio, newspaper and magazines, including editing two of Australia's top-selling women's magazines, Susan Duncan moved to a tiny coastal retreat (Salvation Creek), just north of Sydney, which is only accessible by boat.

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"This is a book of startling originality. It possesses a level of honesty that can be revealed only by someone who has thought deeply and felt passionately.The result is a...book about living, not about the superficialities of existence and, in that, Duncan has created a story of such emotional integrity that it makes most fiction look pretty bloody ordinary." Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald "...it is Duncan's unflinching and meticulous description of what really happens when humans struggle with grief, illness and mortality that ultimately makes this book sing...by the end (I) was weeping, full of admiration for the author's courage...her stories of the frail helping the frailer are gut-wrenchingly moving." Emma Tom, The Australian "Beautiful, dreamy writing and gut-wrenching honesty are the hallmarks of this memoir..." Carol George, Australian Women's Weekly "Told with humour, honesty and brilliance. Don't miss it." Woman's Day "It is a story that every woman who reads it will enjoy for its sheer honesty, passion and plain gutsiness...it's the sort of book you just need to curl up with and read - I did; in a day." Cairns Post