Words leave imprints in your mind like footprints in the sand...
Lake Louise, Canada
Copenhagen, Denmark
Loch Ness, Scotland
  • Location: Ireland

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Why a Booktrail?

2000s:  The four seasons of  love

  • ISBN: 978-0992817060
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. You’re sellotaped to the inside pane of the jumble shop window. A photograph of your mangled face and underneath an appeal for a COMPASSIONATE AND TOLERANT OWNER. A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS & WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR. Part Kjersti Skomsvold, part Patrick McCabe, Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a wholly different kind of love story, a conversation almost entirely told from one side, that spans the four seasons echoed in the novel s title.

Travel Guide


This is not set anywhere in particular so we have marked Cork on the map as this is the home town of the author Sara Baume. What is important to realise is that this is a story about humanity across the country of Ireland and indeed the world. There could be two social outcasts in your city…a man and his one-eyed dog. They way they see the world is very different and very heartbreaking, yet heartwarming at the same time.

“My sadness isn’t a way I feel but a thing trapped inside the walls of my flesh, like a smog. It takes the sheen off everything. It rolls the world in soot. It saps the power from my limbs and presses my back into a stoop.”

“Life never misses an opportunity to upscuttle us, I think. Life likes to tell us it told us so.”

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Author/Guide: Sara Baume  Destination: Ireland  Departure Time: 2000s

Back to Results

Featured Book

The Glittering Hour

1925, 1935: What secrets will be revealed in The Glittering Hour?

Read more