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Homeless bird

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When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

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Cover of: Homeless Bird
Homeless Bird
2008, HarperCollins
E-book in English
Cover of: Homeless Bird
Homeless Bird
January 2006, Listening Library
Audio CD in English
Cover of: Homeless bird
Homeless bird
2002, Thorndike Press
in English
Cover of: Pájaro sin hogar
Pájaro sin hogar
2002, Everest
in Spanish
Cover of: Homeless bird
Homeless bird
2000, HarperCollinsPublishers
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Homeless bird
Homeless bird
2000, HarperCollinsPublishers
in English

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New York

Edition Notes

Juvenile fiction

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216 p.
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Open Library
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0060284544, 0060284528
LC Control Number
Library Thing

Work Description

Gloria Whelan's National Book Award–winning novel chronicles the breathtaking 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. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel 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, this universally acclaimed best–selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.

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