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Penguin, 1999 - Australia - 249 pages
Thinking back to a family holiday at Candelo, Ursula recalls a time when the power of place mingled with the impetuousness of youth and the heat of the desolate town. Choices were made without thinking. Young lives came together and would never be the same again. Years on, as Ursula confronts decisions that are not so easy to make, an intriguing mystery unfolds. Revelations collide with memories of Candelo - and some breathtaking secrets come to light.

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With her second book, Candelo, Georgia Blain lives up to the promise of her debut novel, Closed for Winter, delivering another elegantly written story about a family affected by tragedy. At the ... Read full review


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Georgia Blain was born on December 12, 1964 in Australia. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a copyright lawyer and a journalist. She wrote adult and young adult novels including Closed for Winter, Candelo, The Blind Eye, Names for Nothingness, Darkwater, Too Close to Home, Snake in the Grass, Strange Times, and Special. Between a Wolf and a Dog won the 2016 Queensland Literary Award in the fiction category. She wrote a memoir entitled Births Deaths Marriages: True Tales and a short story collection entitled The Secret Lives of Men. She was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor in 2015. She died on December 9, 2016 at the age of 51.

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