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I read the book and I tell you, I couldn't put it down. Here's a girl, Marie, who at 7, at 9, 12, 14, kept her four younger siblings together (her mother had a habit of giving away children she'd given away the older four, one at a time to relatives, or whoever would take them. Marie never knew if she d be kept or given away.) The book is about a rough and rugged childhood. There were vicious beatings by her mother and step-father. There was molestation, hunger, stealing food, and fear. Dodging Her Chariot tells the story of a young life certainly different from my childhood. The author had an unrooted life with no solid foundation in any way, shape or form. Very few of the adults Marie encountered could be trusted, the family moved from house to house and state to state. Her life was in constant survival mode. The book reads well; I kept turning the pages. It was just one amazing story after another and Marie s stories will stay with me for a long, long time. Cheryl Unruh --Emporia Gazette

After reading your book, I feel as though I know you, your sisters and brothers. I could not put your book down and was upset with myself when I left it at work and had to wait until the next day to finish it. I found it fascinating that you wrote about the horrors of your childhood so matter-of-fact. It shows how much this was your life and that you just accepted it. To have come through all that you have and be the full, complete person that you are is truly thanks to the Grace of God. May God continue to bless you and to give you the voice to continue your series. I want (need) to find out what happened to you, what happened to your siblings and how your mother finally came to forgive herself. --Pam Hudson Cooper

About the Author

Marie Wakefield is a writer and lover of Jesus who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, near her grandchildren. She has worked on her life's story for the past few years and will soon present us with a new, second installment, Can Can. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Cartiful Publishing; 1st edition (July 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971595216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971595217
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,590,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Teig on June 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
A glimpse inside a life that most of us haven't known. You reach the end of a chapter and are compelled to read the next to see what will happen. Well written. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By IMT on June 29, 2010
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This autobiographical memoir keeps your interest. Easy to read. Wonderfully hilarious at times but also will make you cry with compassion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina L on September 28, 2012
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I couldn't stop reading from the first page-- this memoir hooked me in and kept me up late into the night. I actually found it in a thrift store, fascinated because it was written by a local woman, published locally. I felt that maybe since she went to the effort to publish her story, it would be something worth reading. I was correct in that this was a story needing to be told. This book rivaled one of my other favorite memoirs, The Glass Castle. Everything this girl and her siblings went through was just almost unbelievable. The writing was really good, and I liked how she took time occasionally to reflect on how her mother's actions were shaping her life. She was so determined to do everything the opposite, yet in some ways, she found herself following in her mother's footsteps. Patterns are so hard to break! This is only Book 1. I am so anxious to read the next part of her story. I hope to see it soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deb Kemper on May 30, 2012
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Marie touched places we hesitate to venture into in the world of child abuse. She eloquently engages the reader in the personal tragedy of her childhood. We are there with her, dodging the chariot driver's snares, while learning the truth about forgiveness and mercy. Her heart remains strong as she grows herself into a teenager, unsure and uneducated about life's other perils. She emerges with a realistic yet sweet view of the dysfunctional woman who was her mother. May God grant each of us the value of relationship, good or bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dee Lamb on June 18, 2010
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I'm a new fan and can't wait for #2 "Chariot" I laughed and cried with the main character. She's given a voice to the silent ones who came through child abuse with hope, love and forgiveness. She's given strength to those who came through it but still need to know how to let go. Not at all the typical life-kicked-me book I expected. I've never read or heard of some of the stories that are in these chapters and I didn't want the book to end.Can't wait for the next installment.
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