In Daughter of the Dust, Marilyn Dodge recounts a life lived in courageous, compassionate service. She takes us from her early days as a child of missionary parents in India, to meeting her husband Cole in the Peace Corps, to struggles and friendships in Nigeria, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Somalia. In Uganda, the Dodge family lived through the civil war of the early 1980s, striving against violence and injustice to create lasting monuments to peace and hope. And in the Sudan, where Cole was head of UNICEF, they surmounted the obstacles thrown up by an oppressive regime to address suffering caused by drought and war. The tales of many others are woven into the narrative, which is often fraught with peril, but always maintains its message of hope.