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GIVEAWAY! – 3 copies of Behind Inca Walls by Eveyln Kohl LaTorre – PERU

9th August 2020

We have 3 copies of Behind Inca Walls by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre set in PERU for you to win. It’s a wonderfully uplifting coming-of-age peace corps memoir.

THIS IS A U.S.A only giveaway!

3 copies of Behind Inca Walls by Eveyln Kohl LaTorre

At twenty-one, Evelyn is naïve about life and love. Raised in a small Montana town, she moves at age sixteen with her devout Catholic family to California. There, she is drawn to Latino culture when she works among the migrant workers. During the summer of her junior year in college, Evelyn travels to a small Mexican town to help set up a school and a library — an experience that whets her appetite for a life full of both purpose and adventure.

After graduation, Evelyn joins the Peace Corps and is sent to perform community development work in a small mountain town in the Andes of Perú. There, she and her roommate, Marie, search for meaningful projects and adjust to living with few amenities. Over the course of eighteen months, the two young women work in a hospital, start 4-H clubs, attend campesino meetings, and teach PE in a school with dirt floors. Evelyn is chosen queen of the local boys’ high school and — despite her resolve to resist such temptations — falls in love with a university student. As she comes of age, Evelyn learns about life and love the hard way when she must choose between following the religious rules of her youth and giving in to her sexual desires.


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  2. Chatting all things Peru. Do you have top tips for a visit? Are you a fan of Peruvian food? Just leave a COMMENT below to be in with a chance of winning a copy. Do so by midnight, 22 August 2020 and the first 3 names out of the hat will be sent a copy each by the publicist. Good Luck. It’s U.S.A. entry only!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 25/08/2020 at 8:36 am

    Sadly no winners for this. It was for members and US entry only


  2. User: Sarah White

    Posted on: 15/08/2020 at 11:19 am

    We went to Peru for our honeymoon and loved the culture, food and people. We intended to hike the Inca Trail but I got sick so when I recovered we took to train to Machu Picchu instead. We dream about returning to do the hike with our kiddos when they are old enough. I would love to read this book soon as we are nearing the 10yr anniversary of our wedding and trip!


  3. User: Jennifer L Price

    Posted on: 09/08/2020 at 11:03 pm

    I love Peru and actually recently created a list of books and movies set in Peru, too! (Looks like I might need to add this one!) https://bit.ly/perubooksandmovies


  4. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 09/08/2020 at 7:16 pm

    oops ignore, USA only


  5. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 09/08/2020 at 7:15 pm

    I have never been to Peru and all I know is that Paddington lived there 🙂 This book sounds interesting though.


  6. User: readerofbooks

    Posted on: 09/08/2020 at 5:34 pm

    Whoops! Just noticed it’s USA only! Don’t pick me!!


  7. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 09/08/2020 at 5:33 pm

    I know nothing about Peru. This book though sounds really inviting – hope I’m lucky!


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