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 & Old Wares, 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, in this second book from the author of Goodwood.
Meet Holly in conversation about Cedar Valley with Canberra writer and blogger Sharon Traucki.
Tickets: $12 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or orange juice)
Holly Throsby is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released five solo albums, a collection of original children's songs, an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper, and has been nominated for four ARIAs. Holly's debut novel, Goodwood (2016), was a critically acclaimed bestseller, shortlisted for the Indie and ABIA awards as well as the Davitt and Ned Kelly awards.
Sharon Traucki is a Canberran writer and book blogger, with a great passion for reading. A public servant by day, Sharon is currently writing her first novel by night. She holds an Honours degree in Asian Studies and Politics from The University of Adelaide, and blogs at Where the Books Go.