What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful mom! This memoir tells the story of a man, Cameron Powell, and his mom, Inge, who has cancer. Many of the passages come from his journal and his mother’s journal. Early in the book, they set off to walk the 500 mile Camino de Santiago, as a sort of play for forcing Inge’s cancer into remission. I really liked this part of the book- it’s inspirational, the descriptions of the Camino were bright and vivid and it sounded like a fantastic experience. That ends about halfway into the book and then it tells the story of what happened after walking the Camino, which is, unfortunately, a bit dull at times and also a lot more somber than the first section.
However, Cameron Powell is such a relatable guy, and his memoir is candid and poignant which makes up for the parts that start to get boring. This is a lyrical journey about the wonderful relationship between Cameron and Inge and the lovely journey that is life. And I quite want to walk the Camino de Santiago after reading it.
I was provided with an e-copy of this book via the author in exchange for my honest review.