When Katie Wakes: A Memoir

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In this piercing memoir, award-winning novelist Connie May Fowler tells the remarkable story of the abusive relationships she has endured, and the unexpected gifts of love that helped her survive. Connie May Fowler's passage to adulthood was marked by emotional suffering and physical abuse. Her mother was manipulative and needy, unable to give her daughter the love and comfort every child has a right to expect. Then, as a young woman, Fowler found herself involved with a man whose behaviour disturbingly echoed her mother's. But the unconditional love she longed for finally came - in the shape of an adoring cross-breed puppy. With Katie at her side, Fowler managed to create a small refuge amid the horrors that surrounded her, and to open her life to a new, gentle man, whose love and understanding helped to transform her.

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Connie May Fowler is known to the world as the author of bestselling novels and powerful essays?but no one knew that for years she was the victim of brutal abuse and relentless humiliation. Now in this harrowing, spellbinding memoir, Fowler finally tells her own story.

The daughter and grand-daughter of battered women, Fowler found herself irresistibly drawn to a man who was bent on destroying her, physically and emotionally. Despite her youth, spirit, education, and wonderful talent, she was trapped in a cycle of violence and despair with no way out. Until the day she adopted an incredible puppy she named Kateland.

With stunning candor, Connie May Fowler reveals how the unconditional love and loyalty of this dog helped her turn the corner, find a safe place, and reclaim her own life. A work of extraordinary passion and courage, When Katie Wakes holds out hope and inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamed of starting over.

About the Author:

Connie May Fowler is an award-winning essayist, screenwriter and novelist. She is the co-founder, with her husband, of the Connie May Fowler Women with Wings Foundation, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to aiding women and children in need. She lives in Florida.

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