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"What if I don't like him?"
"Of course you will like him."
"But what if I don't?"
Maa impatiently slapped at a fly. "Then you must learn to like him."
But Koly never gets a chance to find out if she does care for her intended groom. Married and promptly widowed at 13, Koly finds herself in the grim position of being cast out by a society that has no place for girls like her. With a seemingly hopeless future in India, this courageous and spirited young woman sets out to forge her own destiny. Through perseverance, resourcefulness, and sheer luck, she manages not only to find a niche for herself, but even to find happiness again.
Gloria Whelan's tale of a remarkable girl in an extraordinary situation will linger with the reader long after the last page is read. The shaping of Koly's life, as anyone's, is in her own hands, as well as the hands of the society in which she lives. Her ability to express herself--and ultimately support herself--with her exceptional skill in embroidery is a symbol of the creative ingenuity that will serve her well throughout her tribulations. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Forgiveness, mercy, loyalty, sweat, tears, chuckles, hunger for food and love.... So many emotions in a short story. Read morePublished 10 minutes ago by Kim Christain
I read this book in college for a literature class and I couldn't put it down. I read the entire thing in one day. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Gugi Valenti
I LOVED this book! Great story and very well written. Also, it's the perfect length. It's good for young and old alike.Published 23 days ago by Lisa
This is a pretty good book. It is very interesting to learn about the Indidn culture. I love all of it. There is not one thing that I would change about it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The person who wrote a review on this style app
The story is moving and Whelan really has a talent for making her charaters come alive with her wonderful description and dialogue.Published 2 months ago by alvaro castro
It's a great book not hard to read. I have read it 2 times now and each time it gets better and betterPublished 2 months ago by Trent A. Womeldorff