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.
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