Like her mother many years before her, Ingrid suffered a serious head injury that left her with a temporary amnesia. The result for both women was to gain powers that had been within their lineage for generations – clairvoyancy, healing and the ability to communicate with spirits. At the center of the story is Ingrid’s deceased grandfather Nono, the former curandera – a shaman who was revered as a powerful sooth-sayer and local healer in the village of Ocaña. When he appeared in their dreams, Ingrid and her mother interpreted it as an instruction to head back home to disinter Nono’s body and move it to another auspicious location. What follows is an extraordinary travel memoir like none other – Ingrid explores the colorful history of both her family and colonial Colombia, Nono’s fascinating legacy, and the true stories of spiritualism in our midst. Oh, and they dig up Grandad!
–Jane, Eagle Harbor Book Company