Mallawindy

Publisher details

Mallawindy
Author
Joy Dettman
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 January, 1999

Synopsis

Ann Burton was born on a river bank the night her father tried to burn their house down.Six years later her sister Liza disappears while they are staying at their uncle's property. What Ann sees that day robs her of her memory and her speech.Ann escapes her anguished childhood, finding love and a new life away from Mallawindy.But there is no escape from the Burton family and its dark secrets.Ann must return to Mallawindy and confront the past if she is ever to be free.#36 in  Australia's Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads
Joy Dettman
About the author

Joy Dettman

Joy Dettman was born in Echuca, Victoria, and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and Footrot, the dog. It was a creative writing course in 1988 that helped to turn a lifelong interest into an obsession. The mother of four, Joy is a full-time writer and published author of several award-winning short stories as well as her best-selling novels MallawindyJacaranda BlueGoose GirlYesterday's DustThe Seventh DayHenry's DaughterOne SundayPearl in a CageThorn on the RoseMoth to the Flame and Wind in the WiresRipples on a Pond is Joy's fifth novel in her Woody Creek series.  

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                    1. Joy Swinton says:

                      I am now 74.5 years of age and have been an avid reader all of my life. I have recently read Joy Dettman’s ‘Mallawindy’ and I feel compelled to comment that in my opinion, in all my reading over the years, it is a book equalled only by Bryce Courtney’s books. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading others by this author. I have thoroughly recommended it to others in my circle of friends. My congratulations to Joy Dettman.