Fabulous book, incredible writing. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and historically educational. Gorgeous.
Read it. Soon.
I would give this four and half stars. The descriptions of the West Australian landscape reveal the beauty and harshness and for those familiar with this location, a yearning to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Delma
This novel was recommended by a fellow book club member and I have to say I failed to see why she flagged it as a great read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pammy Possum
The characters in this book (Gin and Toad) were so over-the-top dysfunctional, that I had a difficult time finding the story believable. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Miri
Excellent read. Learned so much--World War II, Italian POW's in Australia, the differing cultures, albinos,etc. The story of Gin was most compelling. Could not put the book down. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Elinor Tolpin
This book really kept me captivated. I felt like I was watching a movie. What a story! I hope she write some more, this was her first and only book.Published 21 months ago by Diane E Wright
I chose this book for our book club after reading it myself and finding it a real marvel: an incredible story, a piece of history I did not know, and just outstanding writing. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mme Kate Schertz
Set in Australia during WW2, The Paperbark Shoe explores the impact the arrival of two Italian prisoners of war has on an ill-fated Western Australian farming family and their... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Amelia68
An odd couple making a family in a hostile community, Italian prisoners of war, and many unexpected turns make for a surprisingly absorbing novel about how we make our place in the... Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by N. Robinson