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The passion of Dolssa : a novel

Author: Julie Berry; Viking Press,
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, 2016.
Series: Printz Award Honor 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In mid-thirteenth century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach, condemned by the Inquisition as an "unnatural woman," and hunted by the Dominican Friar Lucien who fears a resurgence of the Albigensian heresy; Botille is a matchmaker trying to protect her sisters from being branded as gypsies or witches--but when she finds the hunted Dolssa dying on a hillside, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Historical fiction
Maps
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Berry; Viking Press,
ISBN: 9780451469922 0451469925 9780147512963 0147512964
OCLC Number: 923254971
Notes: Double page map following contents page.
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor, 2017
YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 650
Description: 478 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Printz Award Honor 2017.
Responsibility: Julie Berry.

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In mid-thirteenth century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach, condemned by the Inquisition as an "unnatural woman," and hunted by the Dominican Friar Lucien who fears a resurgence of the Albigensian heresy; Botille is a matchmaker trying to protect her sisters from being branded as gypsies or witches--but when she finds the hunted Dolssa dying on a hillside, she feels compelled to protect her, a decision that may cost her everything.

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PRAISE FOR The Passion of Dolssa * "Irresistibly compelling...[Berry conveys] complex historical and religious matters fluently and accessibly for today's readers." --Starred Review, Horn Book * Read more...

 
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