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The house on the hill: Susan Duncan. Susan Duncan.

The house on the hill: Susan Duncan. Susan Duncan.
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ISBN 9780143780502 9780143780502
9780143780502
Name Duncan, Susan (Susan Elizabeth) (Susan Elizabeth) author.
Title The house on the hill Susan Duncan. Susan Duncan. [BK]
Portion of title HOUSE ON THE HILL A MEMOIR House on the hill : a memoir
Published North Sydney, N.S.W. : 2016 Penguin Random House Australia, 2016.
Description 357 pages ; 24 cm. 24 cm.
Notes "A Bantam book"--Title page verso.
"A memoir"--Cover.
"A memoir"--Cover.
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 inconsistencies 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.
Summary 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 inconsistencies 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.
Subjects Australia Day -- Juvenile fiction
Biographies
Biography
Duncan, Susan (Susan Elizabeth)
FastBack collection
Journalists
Journalists -- Australia -- Biography
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters - Australia - Biography
Women journalists
Women journalists - Australia - Biography
Mothers and daughters
Women journalists
Journalists
FastBack collection
Journalists
Mothers and daughters
Women journalists
Women journalists - Australia - Biography
Duncan, Susan (Susan Elizabeth)
Mothers and daughters - Australia - Biography
Journalists -- Australia -- Biography
Women journalists - Australia - Biography
Mothers and daughters - Australia - Biography
Australia
Australia
Genre Biography
Biographies
Biography
Biographies
Biography
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