"Beautiful" | "Moving" | "Powerful" | "Hilarious"
I've begun reading and cannot stop. My heart is right on the trail, and then in the room, with Cameron and Inge. I’m charmed by Inge -- how effervescent she is! -- and by her knight-in-shining-armor son, who writes beautifully about the apple of his eye.
The most painfully honest and therefore true thing I have read in a long while.
Beautiful beyond words how Powell expresses everything, how strong and courageous he and his mother both are. How in awe I am of them both, how very much I love and admire Inge. This is a loving gift.
Riveting and beautiful - this story needs to be out in the world.
Not just a book, it's an entire experience.
Some people die without ever having really lived.
That's definitely not Inge.
Author Cameron Powell
The making of a moving memoir on the mother-son bond
Ordinary Magic covers a particularly dramatic period in my mother's life - and therefore my own. I had a sense, around the time we walked the Camino Frances, that I was in the midst of a pretty big real-life story.
In truth, I didn't know where I was going, in life or the book. I ended up throwing out most of what I'd written. It was a different story then. Death changes things. Its manner changes things. Time heals nothing except through our changing interpretations. "Ordinary Magic" is my interpretation - the story of my mother that I choose.