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The Tying of Threads: A Woody Creek Novel 6

$9.99

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743518021
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/03/2014
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Sagas
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $9.99

The sixth book in the addictive Woody Creek series from bestselling Australian author Joy Dettman

"an adept storyteller" Sydney Morning Herald

"a compulsive read" Sun-Herald

In The Tying of Threads, the sixth instalment of the beloved Woody Creek series, we return to the small timber town where it all began...

As the new millennium draws ever closer and Woody Creek struggles to survive, one thing becomes clear - in order to face their futures, Jenny and her daughters must first make peace with their pasts. If it's not too late.

Georgie: Independent and spirited, Georgie is her mother's daughter through and through. But after a house fire takes the life of her sister, Margot, and burns her home to the ground, Georgie is lost. She flees town with nothing but a cardboard box and the determination to be somebody, anybody, else.

Cara: After almost losing her adopted daughter, Cara's view of the world has radically shifted. She's decided that life is to be lived and love is to be cherished, even when that means crossing boundaries she'd never dreamed of. But is any love great enough to overcome and unimaginable burden of guilt and shame?

Jenny: With her nest empty, Jenny is more lonely than ever. Rattling around her big old house with too much time to think, she's left to wonder: should her secrets stay buried forever or will revealing the truth set her free?

Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

Author Information

Joy Dettman was born in country Victoria and spent her early years in towns on either side of the Murray River. She is an award-winning writer of short stories, the complete collection of which, Diamonds in the Mud, was published in 2007, as well as the highly acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter, One Sunday, Pearl in a Cage, Thorn on the Rose, Moth to the Flame, Wind in the Wires and Ripples on a Pond. The Tying of Threads is Joy's sixth novel in her Woody Creek series.

Joy Dettman sees herself as a wife, mother and grandmother, who steals time from her family to satisfy her obsessive need to write.


Joy was not always a wife, mother and grandmother. She can recall her early obsession with newspaper cartoons. They were her picture books. A newspaper shoutline allowed her to break the code of reading prior to entering a school room, thus addicting her for life to the printed word.


Joy's early draft of Woody Creek, single spaced, margin to margin, messy, was typed on the family room table, where in 1986-7, she wrote Mallawindy. Her number one fan, her little sister, read it, and for the next ten years, publication became their joint obsession.


In 1997, she received a phone call from Pan Macmillan. Mallawindy was accepted for publication and by '98 Joy and her number one fan held that book in their hands.


Her other books include: Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter, One Sunday, Diamonds in the Mud, and bestselling the Woody Creek series.


Woody Creek originated as a novel, in the singular, but its characters too long buried, would not be contained. It grew into a series of six - Pearl in a Cage, Thorn on the Rose, Moth to the Flame, Wind in the Wires and Ripples on a Pond, the latest instalment being The Tying of Threads.