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A Widow's Walk Off-Grid to Self-Reliance

An Inspiring, True Story of Courage and Determination
Narrated by: Pam Ward
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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The inspiring, true story of Anne Dodds.  

When her husband passed away after a long, trying illness, Annie Dodds was forced to sell almost everything to settle his estate. Homeless, with little money, she wondered if it might be time to pursue a decades-old dream of living a quiet, self-sufficient life alone, off-grid. One day, when her son told her he knew of an old house on 50 acres, she knew it was time.  

Feeling empowered and prepared by having read so much over the years, she loaded her belongings into the back of her pickup truck. But as she pulled into the driveway that first day, she could not imagine the challenges she would face, the obstacles she would overcome, the self-doubts she would master, and the soul-strengthening peace and contentment she would find living in a rundown old home on 50 acres of country heaven.

©2014 Anne Dodds (P)2019 Tantor

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Enjoyed this book!

Very real story, gave a quirky insite to the various mindsets of this lady's life adventure in off-grid Texas including the normalization of gun culture and needing to defend yourself in the middle of nowhere 4 miles from you nearest neghbours. I enjoyed and giggled at the sweetness of her stories passing triumphs, like finding a water source, sycrochonistically finding or trading for what she needed at the right time and being being generally inovative and self reliant. Respect!

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  • 15-04-19

Interesting Memoir

Really interesting memoir of a women living away from the city and her grit and determination to survive.
Very well written.
Also the narrator's Southern accent gave it an authentic flavour.
I loved the sheer raw courage of this feisty woman living in a tough world.

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  • Merrydeath
  • 31-03-19

LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome story, perfect narration for the story line, too. So funny...The last few weeks I'd been thinking of going off grid again myself and asked God for his guidance. Then by "chance", I came across this book...and it was my answer. Thank You Annie for sharing your story!!!

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