When Katie Wakes / Edition 1

When Katie Wakes / Edition 1

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by Connie May Fowler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 034544454X

ISBN-13: 2900345444546

Pub. Date: 03/04/2003

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Bestselling author Connie May Fowler tells her own extraordinary story for the first time–the harrowing years of her childhood followed by the abusive relationship she endured as a young woman–and how the unconditional love of her dog helped her escape her physical and emotional bonds.
Before Women Had Wings, Connie May Fowler’s

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Bestselling author Connie May Fowler tells her own extraordinary story for the first time–the harrowing years of her childhood followed by the abusive relationship she endured as a young woman–and how the unconditional love of her dog helped her escape her physical and emotional bonds.
Before Women Had Wings, Connie May Fowler’s award-winning and bestselling fictional account of domestic abuse, touched thousands. In this piercing memoir, Fowler chronicles the emotional battery and physical abuse that marked her own passage to adulthood. She draws a searing portrait of growing up with her manipulative and needy mother, a woman unable to give the love and comfort every child has a right to expect.
And then, as a young woman, Fowler found herself involved with a man whose behavior disturbingly echoed her mother’s. The man she lived with alternately displayed a desperate need for her or rejected her as if she were worse than useless. With heart-wrenching candor, Fowler records the abuse she suffered at his hands, from his constant attempts to undermine her self- confidence to his acts of brutal physical violence.
The unconditional love Fowler longed for finally came–in the shape of an adoring Labrador puppy named Kateland. With Katie at her side, she was able to withstand her mistreatment and the crushing weight of her childhood and, miraculously, managed to create a small refuge from the horrors that surrounded her. This is the story of her decision to end the years of mistreatment and even to open her life to a new, gentle man, whose love and understanding helped to transform her.
Well known for her fiction and her work with victimsof domestic abuse, Fowler now offers a strong helping hand to women everywhere in this startling, revealing, and ultimately inspiring memoir.

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ISBN-13:
2900345444546
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304

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When Katie Wakes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine my surprise when I realized that Connie May Fowler used to live in the very same area of town as I did. I didn't know when I picked up this book at the library. That fact just added a little bit more to this fabulous book for me. This is an incredible book, I read it in two days...I just couldn't put it down. Now I'm back to the library for more of her books!
callienzoie More than 1 year ago
tough to read about the abuse but hard to put down, couldn't read fast enough to find out what was going to happen to the author and her dog :):):). found this book on a whim at the bookstore but so glad i picked it up!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After just finishing reading this book, I still feel the emotions I felt while reading it. It is a deeply emotional experience to read what a person can go through in life, and at the time, thinking they deserve this poor treatment from another human being. Being a petlover myself, her dog Katie, hooked me right away. What a wonderful loyal dog, Katie was for Connie. I too, like another book reviewer, wanted to jump into the scene and grab the man by the neck. His treatment of her was unforgiveable. My weekend ended well, as the book took a turn that make me smile through my tears. A very, very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific book! I couldn't put it down. Fowler is a terrific writer. I could actually feel her fear and desperation. I wanted to jump through the pages to strangle her batterer myself! It is a triumphant story of courage and hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. Connie is a gifted writer and a fierce woman whosurvived deplorable abuse yet kept her soul and humanity. God bless katie a furry angel.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful book that I hated to put down. Connie May Fowler is an amazing woman for being able to overcome her tragic childhood and emerge as a strong, successful woman and a skilled writer. Her journey is well worth reading.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Connie May Fowler, is best known for her novels such as 'Sugarcane,' and 'Before Women Had Wings.' What many of her fans didn't know, was her struggle for survival. In her memoir 'When Katie Wakes,' Fowler wrote about suffering abuse both as a child and later as an adult. While in her late twenties, Connie, lived with an abusive boyfriend who beat her on a daily basis. That was until the day, she adopted a beautiful female black Laborador Retriever she named Kateland, who helped Connie change her life around for the better. The parts I liked best about the book were the flashbacks to Fowler's childhood. It helped me better understand why she stayed with her abuser. Personally, I applaud Connie May Fowler for sharing her personal story. Her story is one of hope and survival.
ScoMo More than 1 year ago
Message of hope and inner strength. Wonderful book by a fantastic person.