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Holly Throsby Holly Throsby i(9578393 works by)
Born: Established: 1978 ;
Gender: Female
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Singer, songwriter, and novelist based in Sydney.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Cedar Valley Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 14149937 2018 single work novel

'On the first day of summer in 1993, two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley. One is a calm looking man in a brown suit. He makes his way down the main street and walks directly to Cedar Valley Curios & Oldwares, sitting down on the footpath, where he leans silently against the big glass window for hours.

'The other is 21-year-old Benny Miller. Fresh out of university, Benny has come to Cedar Valley in search of information about her mother, Vivian, who has recently died. Vivian's mysterious old friend, Odette Fisher, has offered Benny her modest pale green cottage for as long as she wants it. Is there any connection between the man on the pavement and Benny's quest to learn more about her mother? Holly Throsby is the perfect guide as Cedar Valley and its inhabitants slowly reveal their secrets.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon Goodwood Australia : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9578447 2016 single work novel

'A delightful debut novel of secrets and small town obsessions from Australian singer/guitarist/songwriter, Holly Throsby.

'It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if through a crack in the sky. After that, in a small town like Goodwood, where we had what Nan called 'a high density of acquaintanceship', everything stopped. Or at least it felt that way. The normal feeling of things stopped.

'Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It's a place where it's impossible to keep a secret.

'In 1992, when Jean Brown is seventeen, a terrible thing happens. Two terrible things. Rosie White, the coolest girl in town, vanishes overnight. One week later, Goodwood's most popular resident, Bart McDonald, sets off on a fishing trip and never comes home.

'People die in Goodwood, of course, but never like this. They don't just disappear.

'As the intensity of speculation about the fates of Rosie and Bart heightens, Jean, who is keeping secrets of her own, and the rest of Goodwood are left reeling.

'Rich in character and complexity, its humour both droll and tender, Goodwood is a compelling ride into a small community, torn apart by dark rumours and mystery.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2017 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2017 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2017 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2017 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2017 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2017 shortlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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