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Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. Relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Whelan
ISBN: 0060284544 9780060284541 0060284528 9780060284527 0006028454 9780006028451
OCLC Number: 41482279
Awards: National Book Award for Young People's Literature, 2000
Description: 216 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Gloria Whelan.
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The story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. Relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future. Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen-year-old widows in India today.

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