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

Susan Duncan's bestselling 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 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.

Reviews

A book worth reading.

Sydney Morning Herald

A wonderful read. Ruthlessly honest, passionate, gutsy and funny. I couldn't put it down.

Maggie Tabberer

I couldn't put it down.

Sunshine Coast Daily

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781863256384

    December 3, 2007

    Bantam Australia

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781864715163

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    416 pages

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Also by Susan Duncan

The House on the Hill
Surrender to Summer 2
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Gone Fishing
Tales from Pittwater
The Briny Cafe
A Life On Pittwater
The House At Salvation Creek

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