The Passion of Dolssa
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The Passion of Dolssa

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Dolssa, a young gentlewoman from the city, is on the run from a rogue monk who wants to burn her as a heretic for her beliefs. Botille, a scrappy and charismatic peasant, is a matchmaker running a tavern with her two sisters in a tiny seaside village. When the matchmaker finds the mystic, half dead beside a country road, she takes Dolssa in and discovers the girl's extraordinary power to heal people. But the monk who pursues Dolssa will stop at nothing to find his heretic and see her burn, and the more Dolssa becomes a part of Botille's family, the graver the danger becomes for the entire village. From the author of the award-winning All the Truth That's in Me comes a spellbinding tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you wonder if miracles really are possible.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 139 x 210 x 40mm | 486g
  • Viking Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0425287726
  • 9780425287729
  • 115,326

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PRAISE FOR The Passion of Dolssa :"Irresistibly compelling...[Berry conveys] complex historical and religious matters fluently and accessibly for today's readers." -- Starred Review, Horn Book "Berry again delivers an utterly original and instantly engrossing story [...] she weaves a tense, moving portrait of these two teenage girls and their struggle to survive against insurmountable odds." -- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly "Readers will be transported into Dolssa and Botille's world. An expertly crafted piece of historical fiction." -- Starred Review, School Library Journal "A skillfully crafted and tenderly told story of faith and friendship tested." -- Starred Review, BCCB "This beautifully crafted plot would be enough on its own, but Berry does so much more . . . despite the book's gravity, Berry also manages to infuse her story with laughter and light." -- Starred Review, Booklistshow more

About Julie Berry

Julie Berry grew up in western New York. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College in writing for children and young adults. She now lives in southern California with her husband and four sons. All the Truth That’s in Me (September 2013, Viking) was Julie’s first young adult novel. It earned five starred reviews and garnered widespread critical praise. It was nominated for the Edgar Award for Young Adult Mystery, and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal (UK), and was the recipient of the 2014 Silver Inky award, the Whitney Award for YA, and the Westchester Fiction Prize. Julie is also the author of seven other critically acclaimed titles for young readers. Her works appear in international versions worldwide. Prior to becoming an author, she worked in software sales and marketing. Find her online at www.julieberrybooks.com, or on Twitter at @julieberrybooks. From the Hardcover edition.show more

Review quote

PRAISE FOR The Passion of Dolssa: "Irresistibly compelling…[Berry conveys] complex historical and religious matters fluently and accessibly for today’s readers." --Starred Review, Horn Book "Berry again delivers an utterly original and instantly engrossing story [...] she weaves a tense, moving portrait of these two teenage girls and their struggle to survive against insurmountable odds." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly "Readers will be transported into Dolssa and Botille’s world. An expertly crafted piece of historical fiction." --Starred Review, School Library Journal "A skillfully crafted and tenderly told story of faith and friendship tested." --Starred Review, BCCB "This beautifully crafted plot would be enough on its own, but Berry does so much more . . . despite the book’s gravity, Berry also manages to infuse her story with laughter and light." --Starred Review, Booklistshow more

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2,248 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 31% (707)
4 42% (941)
3 19% (427)
2 5% (114)
1 3% (59)
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