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Publisher Description

Leaving Home...forever.
Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed.
In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad windows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food.

Even then, cast out in a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forge her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly-- one stitch at a time.

Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and 2000 National Book Award Winner

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2009
October 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
434
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-7

Customer Reviews

TTAVO ,

5 stars!!!

This is a great book I randomly just got it off a shelf at school so it could look like i was reading but I started to read it…boring…suddenly GREAT!

Hibiscus the Rainwing ,

Amazing!!

I had to read this as a class in Geography, and thought it would be boring. Turns out, I was wrong. This is a very good book, and is just so sweet! I completely recommend it.

clm12345 ,

Amazing!

This is one of the most inspiring books I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put the book down and I ended up reading the whole thing in a day! It is heartbreaking and puts things into perspective. So many great lessons!

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