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The House on the Hill

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
The third memoir from the author of best sellers Salvation Creek and The House at Salvation Creek.

In The House on the Hill, Susan Duncan reaches an age where there's no point in sweating long-term ramifications. There aren't any. This new understanding delivers an unexpected bonus - the emotional freedom and moral clarity to admit to hidden and often fiendish facts of ageing and, ultimately, to find ways to embrace them. This, in turn, unleashes an overwhelming desire to confront her intractable 95-year-old mother with the dreadful secrets of the past before it is too late, no matter the consequences. It is the not knowing, she says, that does untold damage.

Interwoven with stories from the land - building a sustainable ecohouse on the midcoast of New South Wales with her engineer husband, Bob, and grappling with white-eyed roans, dogs, bawling cattle markets, droughts and flooding rains, not to mention blunt-speaking locals - this is a book about a mother and daughter coming to terms, however uneasy, with the awful forces that shaped their relationship. As the inconstancies of age slow her down, Susan Duncan writes with honesty about discovery and forgiveness and what it takes to rework shrinking boundaries into a new and rich life.

    

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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House on the Hill
Author(s): Susan Duncan
ISBN: 0-14-378049-2 / 978-0-14-378049-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House on the Hill
Author(s): Susan Duncan
ISBN: 0-14-378050-6 / 978-0-14-378050-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The House on the Hill: A Memoir (Salvation Creek)
Author(s): Susan Duncan
ISBN: 1-4894-0332-9 / 978-1-4894-0332-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House on the Hill
Author(s): Susan Duncan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House on the Hill
Author(s): Susan Duncan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The House on the Hill
Author(s): Susan Duncan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The House on the Hill
Author(s): Susan Duncan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House on the Hill (Susan Duncan's Memoirs)
Author(s): Susan Duncan
Publisher: RHA eBooks Adult
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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