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The Chosen One

By Carol Lynch Williams

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much--if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.

But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle--who already has six wives--Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.

PLUS SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT: FIRST CHAPTER "SNEAK PEEK" OF CAROL LYNCH WILLIAMS’S MILES FROM ORDINARY.

"Imagine Anna Quindlen or Sue Miller turning her attention to writing a young adult novel, and you have an idea what [Williams] has done for early teen readers…" --Audrey Couloumbis, author of the Newbery Honor Book Getting Close to Baby

Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control....

"No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, The Chosen One. Now this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.


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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

0312627750


Format: Book
Author: Williams, Carol Lynch
Summary: In a polygamous cult in the desert, Kyra, not yet fourteen, sees being chosen to be the seventh wife of her uncle as just punishment for having read books and kissed a boy, in violation of Prophet Childs' teachings, and is torn between facing her fate and running away from all that she knows and loves.
Title: The chosen one / Carol Lynch Williams.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Subject: Cults -- Teen fiction. Polygamy -- Teen fiction Families -- Teen fiction. Coming of age -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 0312627750 9780312555115 0312555113
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: TF Williams
Oclc: 262885829
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Bib Id: 316610

Format: Book
Author: Williams, Carol Lynch
Summary: In a polygamous cult in the desert, Kyra, not yet fourteen, sees being chosen to be the seventh wife of her uncle as just punishment for having read books and kissed a boy, in violation of Prophet Childs' teachings, and is torn between facing her fate and running away from all that she knows and loves.
Title: The chosen one / Carol Lynch Williams.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Description: 213 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Cults -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Polygamy -- Teen fiction
Subjects: Families -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Coming of age -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2009004800
ISBN: 0312627750
ISBN: 9780312555115
ISBN: 0312555113
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: TF Williams