Eight Feet In The Andes by Dervla Murphy

Eight Feet In The Andes

From Goodreads:  “The eight feet referenced in the title belong to Dervla Murphy, her nine-year-old daughter, and an elegant mule, who together clambered the length of Peru, from Cajamarca near the border with Ecuador, to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital—traveling over 1,300 miles in high altitudes. Despite extreme discomfort and occasional danger, mother and daughter, a formidable duo, were unflagging in their sympathetic response to the perilous beauty and impoverished people of the Andes.”

I grabbed this book as a challenge task for a book set in Peru.  For me, most the book was meh.  Not too much happened to Murphy and her daughter, although I enjoyed some of her experiences with the locals; and the mule, Juana, was endearing.

3 stars (out of 5)
Published in 1983
320 pages

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About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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