Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird

eBook - 2009-10-06
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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
Publisher: New York: HarperCollins, 2009-10-06.
ISBN: 9780061975820
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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pink_panda_677
Feb 22, 2016

I Love This Book It Is About A Girl Named Koly And When She Gets Married She Finds Out The Her Own Husband Is Younger Than Her And That They Only Agreed To Marry Her Because Of The Dowry And After Her Husband Dies Because He Was Sick She Was A Widow Her Sister In Law After That Which Was Her Favorite In The Family The Mother In Law Was Really Mean To Her And The Father In Law Was Really Sad Because Of His Son So She Couldn't Talk To Him Well Her Sister In Law Was Getting Married Well After She Got Married She Went To Live In Her Husband's House Which Made The Father In Law More Sad He Eventually Also Died And It Was Only The Mother In Law And Her After A Few Days They Went On A Train And She Left Koly There By Herself She Lived In A Widow's Place And Eventually She Got Married Again And Leaves That Fairy Tale

lakevilla_IDOL Feb 06, 2013

I had to read this book for school. It was from my culture so I was excited about reading it. I felt sad when Koly had a hard time and I felt happy when there was something good going on. I would recomend this book to all ages that can read chapter books. It is a pretty easy read. I recomended it to my mom and she read it in an hour.

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Ms_Silva
Oct 23, 2012

Hopeful ending.

Past BOOKS 2 U book.

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imacat2day
Jul 11, 2012

I began reading this book for school, and usually, I really dislike realistic or non fiction novels. But this story is really good, I surprised myself by liking it!

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gunajea
Feb 05, 2012

I started reading homeless bird because man y people have suggested this book. I kept reading it because it was so sad what happened to Koly and I needed to know if she had a happy ending or not. This character most likely the good mannered person in the world. This is about after husband dies, mother-in-law abandons Koly. This book reminds me of Keeping Corner because they are both about two young widows struggling in India.

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Jun 27, 2013

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Ms_Silva
Oct 23, 2012

Arranged marriage in India brings grief and a succession of changes to a young girl's life. Vivid descriptions.

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