A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
The Wisdom of Donkeys is a book to read slowly. I took me ten days to read this account of Andy Merrifield’s walking trip through the Auvergne region of central France with a rented donkey named Gribouille. I fell asleep several times while reading his descriptions of the tranquil bridle paths and rural villages far from the hectic cities of his somehow unsatisfying career as a teacher and writer. Merrifield urges readers to daydream. Unlike many authors, he probably smiles when readers drop his book as they nod off. This quietly persuasive book deserves more attention at this time when our whole way of life is questioned.
Reviewed by Rick