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Also by Shilpi Somaya Gowda:

The Golden Son, December 2016
Trade Size
The Golden Son, February 2016
Hardcover
Secret Daughter, April 2011
Paperback (reprint)
Secret Daughter, March 2010
Hardcover

Secret Daughter
Shilpi Somaya Gowda

William Morrow
March 2010
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Featuring: Somer; Kavita
352 pages
ISBN: 0061922315
EAN: 9780061922312
Hardcover
$23.99
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Fiction | Multicultural Indian

A stunning debut novel that explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity and culture, witnessed through the lives of two families, one Indian, one American, and the daughter who indelibly binds them.

On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors sons, the only way for Kavita to save her newborn daughterís life is to give her away. It is a decision that will haunt her and her husband for the rest of their lives, even after the arrival of their cherished son.

Halfway around the globe, Somer, an American doctor, decides to adopt a child after making the wrenching discovery that she will never have one of her own. When she and her husband Krishnan see a photo of the baby with the gold-flecked eyes from a Mumbai orphanage, they are convinced that the love they already feel will overcome all obstacles.

Interweaving the stories of Kavita, Somer, and the child that binds their destinies, Secret Daughter poignantly explores issues of culture and belonging. Moving between two worlds and two families, one struggling to survive the fetid slums of Mumbai, the other grappling to forge a cohesive family despite diverging cultural identities, this powerful debut novel marks the arrival of a fresh talent poised for great success.

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2 comments posted.

Re: Secret Daughter

I got to read a very good review on the novel secret daughter
and I found it to be a worth to read one. This includes all
those elements of a perfect Indian family and all those major
issues that are now in our country.
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(Casper Red 7:20am October 17, 2013)

I got to read a very good review on the novel secret daughter
and I found it to be a worth to read one. This includes all
those elements of a perfect Indian family and all those major
issues that are now in our country.
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(
Casper Red 7:21am October 17, 2013)

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