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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life
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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.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my brother, John.
  • Salvation Creek includes references to Dorothea Mackellar and her Pittwater home, Tarrangaua.
  • Prequel to The House at Salvation Creek.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2006 .
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      Extent: ix, 402p.p.
      ISBN: 1863254749

Works about this Work

Salvation Creek : A Journey of Discovery Chris Broadribb , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Polestar , December no. 13 2006; (p. 68)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
A Journey of Discovery : Making Sense of Loss Chris Broadribb , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June no. 159 2006; (p. 21)
Honesty as Pain Relief Bruce Elder , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 April 2006; (p. 30)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
Untitled Carolyne Jasinski , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 April 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
Loss and Redemption Sunanda Creagh , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 March 2006; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
Life Renewed Beyond the Comfort Zone Emma Tom , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 February 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 March 2006; (p. 32)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
Books Fiction Alison Walsh , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 - 19 March 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
Loss and Redemption Sunanda Creagh , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 March 2006; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
Untitled Carolyne Jasinski , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 April 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Salvation Creek : An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan , 2006 single work autobiography
A Journey of Discovery : Making Sense of Loss Chris Broadribb , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June no. 159 2006; (p. 21)
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