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The House at Salvation Creek

Narrated by: Susan Duncan
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Susan Duncan's best-selling memoir about starting again and risking everything to find the only thing you need.

At 44, Susan Duncan appeared to have it all. Editor of two of Australia's top-selling women's magazines, a happy marriage, a jet-setting 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 18 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 also 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.

©2006 Copyright Susan Duncan. Produced by arrangement with Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd. (P)2007 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Critic Reviews

"Beautiful, dreamy writing and gut-wrenching honesty are the hallmarks of this memoir...." ( The Australian Women's Weekly)
"....[I]t is Duncan's unflinching and meticulous description of what really happens when humans struggle with grief, illness and mortality that ultimately makes this book 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." ( The Australian)

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