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The House on the Hill

The House on the Hill Author Susan Duncan
ISBN-10 9780143780489
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 368
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The third memoir from the author of bestsellers Salvation Creek and The House at Salvation Creek. The third memoir from the author of bestsellers 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, the 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 eco-house on the mid-coast 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.

Salvation Creek

Salvation Creek Author Susan Elizabeth Duncan
ISBN-10 9781442977204
Release 2007
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Salvation Creek has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Salvation Creek also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Salvation Creek book for free.

The House At Salvation Creek

The House At Salvation Creek Author Susan Duncan
ISBN-10 9781864714647
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 384
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The wonderful second memoir from Susan Duncan, which picks up where Salvation Creek ended. Continuing the story of Susan Duncan's bestselling and much-loved memoir, Salvation Creek, The House picks up after Bob and Susan marry and, two years later, move from her Tin Shed into his 'pale yellow house on the high, rough hill', Tarrangaua, built for the iconic Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar. Set against the backdrop of the small, close-knit Pittwater community with its colourful characters and quirky history, The House is about what happens when you open the door to life, adventure, and love. But it's also about mothers and daughters, as Susan confronts her mother's new frailty and her own role in what has always been a difficult relationship. Where Salvation Creek was about mortality - living life in the face of death - The House is about stepping outside your comfort zone and embracing challenges, at any age. In turn funny and moving, Susan Duncan's beautifully written sequel reminds us to honour what matters in life, and to disregard what really doesn't.

A Life on Pittwater

A Life on Pittwater Author Susan Duncan
ISBN-10 9781741666694
Release 2009
Pages 236
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Takes the reader on a memorable trip to this beguiling place and presents all aspects of its distinctive way of life. Discover a magical place where the only way home is by boat.

Rin Tin Tin

Rin Tin Tin Author Susan Orlean
ISBN-10 9781439190159
Release 2011-09-27
Pages 336
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He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from abandoned puppy to movie star and international icon. Spanning almost one hundred years of history, from the dog’s improbable discovery on a battlefield in 1918 to his tumultuous rise through Hollywood and beyond, Rin Tin Tin is a love story about “the mutual devotion between one man and one dog” (The Wall Street Journal) that is also a quintessentially American story of reinvention, a captivating exploration of our spiritual bond with animals, and a stirring meditation on mortality and immortality.

The Briny Cafe

The Briny Cafe Author Susan Duncan
ISBN-10 9781742753065
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 384
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Ettie Brockbank is the heart and soul of Cook's Basin, a sleepy offshore community comprising a cluster of dazzling blue bays. But for all the idyllic surroundings, Ettie can't help wondering how she's so very little to show for her 52 years. Until fate lends her a helping hand - in the shape of a dilapidated, lopsided caf on the water's edge. Like Ettie, The Briny Caf has been there for years and is the anchor of the community. When Bertie, the septuagenarian owner, offers Ettie the business for a knockdown price - it's an opportunity too good to miss. But it's a huge job - and she'll need a partner. Enter Kate Parker, the enigmatic new resident of the haunted house on Oyster Bay. There's a mystery about Kate that even Ettie can't crack, but one thing is clear - Kate is running away from something... Could giving a ramshackle little caf a new lease of life be the new start both women are so desperate for...?

A Small Hill to Die On

A Small Hill to Die On Author Elizabeth J. Duncan
ISBN-10 9781250017338
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 272
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Winner of the Bloody Words Light Mystery Award The North Wales market town of Llanelen is abuzz when a Vietnamese family moves into Ty Brith Hall. It isn't long before the family's business dealings have the townsfolk wondering what's really going on up at the big house on the hill. Things take a sinister turn when Penny Brannigan, spending a midwinter afternoon sketching the magnificent views that surround the town, discovers the body of the new family's teenage daughter. Many secrets lie buried in the shallow grave, along with the girl, who Penny identifies by the snakeskin manicure she received at Penny's salon. When an elderly woman returns to Llanelen to care for her ailing brother, Penny discovers the truth about another death at Ty Brith Hall, one that hits very close to home. Though Penny's romantic interest, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies, warns her to stay away, Penny can't resist getting involved, and her urge to help will ultimately put her in danger. Elizabeth J. Duncan's fourth offering in this engaging series, A Small Hill to Die On is filled with memorable characters, great escapes, explosive plot twists, and plenty of Welsh charm.

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing Author Susan Duncan
ISBN-10 9780857980762
Release 2014
Pages 414
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Bestselling Australian author Susan Duncan is famous for making a sea change from a 25-year career in media, which included being editor of two of Australia's top women's magazines, to living in her own patch of paradise in Pittwater. Gone Fishing is Susan's latest novel and is set in tranquil Cook's Basin. For bargeman Sam Scully, life in Cook's Basin is nothing short of paradise. A wonderland of golden sand and turquoise waters, battered old tinnies and wonky pontoons, it's a realm unspoilt by the modern world. But then a notice goes up in the Square that screams 'EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT!' Paradise is about to be ripped apart. With plans underway to build a flash resort in the heart of their community, the residents leap into action - with Sam as their leader, and a twelve-foot papier-mache cockatoo as their mascot . . . But it's never going to be easy to turn the tide of 'progress'. Meanwhile there's trouble brewing at the Briny Caf . Kate Jackson is struggling to come to terms with the dreadful secret spilled on her mother's deathbed. And as for Kate's co-owner, Ettie Brookbanka Well, what is happening to Ettie?

The Last Werewolf

The Last Werewolf Author Glen Duncan
ISBN-10 9780307596635
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 304
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Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller--with a profoundly human heart. Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf. Now just over 200 years old, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for good scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a hunger for meat that drives him crazy each full moon. Although he is physically healthy, Jake has slipped into a deep existential crisis, considering taking his own life and ending a legend that has lived for thousands of years. But there are two dangerous groups--one new, one ancient--with reasons of their own for wanting Jake very much alive.

Down a Dark Hall

Down a Dark Hall Author Lois Duncan
ISBN-10 9780316134354
Release 2011-04-19
Pages 240
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Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.

Killing Mr Griffin

Killing Mr  Griffin Author Lois Duncan
ISBN-10 0316182648
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 272
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They only meant to scare him. Mr. Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating his students. Even straight-A student Susan can't believe how mean he is to the charismatic Mark Kinney. So when her crush asks Susan to help a group of students teach a lesson of their own, she goes along. After all, it's a harmless prank, right? But things don't go according to plan. When one "accident" leads to another, people begin to die. Susan and her friends must face the awful truth: one of them is a killer. Leave the lights on when reading this classic thriller! This new edition features modernized text and a new introduction by Lois Duncan, the master of teen horror.

A Gift of Magic

A Gift of Magic Author Lois Duncan
ISBN-10 9780316202107
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 208
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When the old woman died, she left her grandchild Nancy with the extraordinary gift of magic. Nancy can read people's minds, know their thoughts, and make them do what she wants. Will she use her gift for good, or satisfy her own selfish desire? Lois Duncan presents a paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn. This edition features updated text and an exclusive Q&A with author Lois Duncan!

Moon Women

Moon Women Author Pamela Duncan
ISBN-10 9780307423184
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 336
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In the lush North Carolina foothills, the Moon women have put down roots: matriarch Marvelle Moon, who’s losing her grip on the world after more than eighty years of life; her daughters, Ruth Ann and Cassandra; and Ruth Ann’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Ashley, fresh out of rehab, unmarried, and three months pregnant. Despite Ruth Ann’s best efforts to live a life that’s all her own, her family is coming together around her. Marvelle and Ashley need a place to live and Ruth Ann is unable to turn them away; and her womanizing ex-husband has been coming around again, dredging up the past. Now a flurry of outbursts, emotions, and outrages is shattering Ruth Ann’s separate peace. For here is Ashley, who has spent nineteen years running furiously away from home, now finding herself on a strange journey with her unraveling grandmother. And here is Cassandra, protected by layers of obesity and loneliness, wondering how to put magic back in her life. And Marvelle, slowly losing touch with reality, privately contemplating the story of her life and the secret that would change everything for everyone—if they only knew.... By turns fierce and tender, harrowing and heartbreaking, Moon Women resonates with emotional power, holding us captive under its beguiling spell. From the Trade Paperback edition.

All the Flowers in Shanghai

All the Flowers in Shanghai Author Duncan Jepson
ISBN-10 9780062081612
Release 2011-12-20
Pages 320
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“Duncan Jepson magically inhabits the life of a young Chinese woman in 1930s Shanghai….I thoroughly enjoyed this book.” —Janice Y. K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher “Breathtaking….A great work that will move its readers.” —Hong Ying, international bestselling author of Daughter of the River Readers previously enchanted by Memoirs of a Geisha, Empress, and the novels of Lisa See will be captivated by Duncan Jepson’s marvelous debut, All the Flowers in Shanghai. Evocative, sweeping, yet intimate historical fiction, Jepson’s novel transports us to a China on the brink of revolution, and witnesses this colorful, tumultuous world through the eyes of a woman forced into a life not of her choosing and driven to seek a bitter revenge. This epic journey into the heart of Asia is sure to mesmerize fans of Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

The Birthday Moon

The Birthday Moon Author Lois Duncan
ISBN-10 9781623347475
Release 2014-06-30
Pages 32
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Lifting, rhythmic verse, coupled with bright, sparkling pastel illustrations combine to explore the many possible uses of the moon if it were given to a child as a birthday present.

Locked in Time

Locked in Time Author Lois Duncan
ISBN-10 9780316191326
Release 2011-10-03
Pages 272
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Nore Roberts didn't ask for a new life, but now that her mom is gone and her dad is newly married, she has to settle in at Shadow Grove, the old Civil War mansion her stepfamily calls home. When she meets her stepmother, Lisette, Nore is shocked by her youth and beauty that gives her chills- and a hint of something sinister. There's hope of becoming friends with her stepbrother and sister, until Nore realizes they're hiding something. When she begins to feel like the target of a deadly plan, Nore starts digging into her stepfamily's past. The skeletons in their closet are more real than she ever imagined. Can Nore expose her stepmother's dark secret before an old and evil magic swallows her up?

Douglas You Need Glasses

Douglas  You Need Glasses Author Ged Adamson
ISBN-10 9780553522433
Release 2016
Pages 40
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After visiting the eye doctor, a near-sighted dog gets glasses.