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Author
Whelan, Gloria
Descriptors
Folk Tales
Historical Fiction
Man-Woman Relationships
Marriage
Marriages of Convenience
Quilts and Quilting
Sexism
Widows
Young Adult Fiction
Young Women
Location/Setting:
India
Time Period:
20th Century
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Summary
When Koly turns 13, her parents arrange a marriage for her, sending her to live away from their happy home. Unfortunately, Koly's new husband is a sickly boy who dies soon after the wedding. Koly is stuck living with her bitter mother-in-law until she is abandoned by the woman in the holy city of Vrindavan, where widows must beg for food and shelter. There, Koly feels unloved and unwanted, and is shocked by the world's cruelty. Using the skills of sewing and embroidery she learned from her mother, Koly eventually finds employment and a place to stay, but will she ever find happiness again?
Critique
An award-winning, moving novel about the customs, practices and culture of India. A compelling and inspirational story of girl-power.
ISBN
0060284528
  iBistro
# of Pages
216
Published
2001
Formats
Young Adult
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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