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The Girl Who Lived by Susan Berg

At 15, Susan Berg was on a boat trip with her parents and brother when their vessel began to sink. Desperate to find help, she swam ahead, struggling through darkness and rough seas.

Product details:

  • Author: Susan Berg
  • Publisher: Affirm Press
  • RRP: Paperback: $29.99;
  • e-book: $13.38


After nearly four hours, Susan, exhausted and barely able to walk, finally made it ashore.

Her family did not.

Wracked by survivor’s guilt, Susan began to rebel against the world.

Looking for solace in sex and drugs, she charged down a path of self-destruction.

Though barely able to look after herself, she became a mother at 20 and had to navigate for two.

It was not until many years later, when Susan cheated death for a second time, that she learned to love herself, and life, again.