Posted by: koolwine | October 1, 2014

Return Trip: Australia

Sometimes one book per country isn’t enough. Now that I’m on the lookout for international authors, their books jump out at me and I can’t refuse them even if I’ve already covered their territory. I’ve sneaked these books in between my “official” reading. I thought I’d share them with you.

Past the Shallows 

by Favel Parrett
Originally published in 2011 by Hachette Australia
My edition: Washington Square Press, 2014 • 259 pgs

Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett
Summary: Haunted by the car wreck that killed their mother, terrified by their abusive father, and abandoned by their older brother, Harry and Miles face their father’s rage aboard a wave-tossed fishing boat.
Genre: Fiction
Time Period: 1983
Setting: Tasmania

Notes: Parrett won the 2012 Newcomer of the Year Award from the Australian Book Industry. Past the Shallows was her first book, followed by this year’s When the Night Comes.

World Lit Up Rating:book iconbook iconbook icon
(On a scale of 1-5, with 1 book = turned off and 5 books = lit up)


  1. I’m constantly searching for new reads. I’m never convinced there are enough books in the world. I’m glad I stumbled upon your site! You’ve supplied me with an excellent reading list. I enjoy finding books from around the world. Unfortunately, it’s hard to do one own’s small town library. I will start reading this as soon as I can lay my hands on it.


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