Secret Daughter: A Novel

by Shilpi Somaya Gowda | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0061974307 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingfraculawing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 6/21/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingfraculawing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, June 21, 2013
On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to Asha. But in a culture that favours sons, the only way for Kavita to save her newborn daughter's 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 baby Asha from a Mumbai orphanage, they are overwhelmed with emotion for her. Somer knows life will change with the adoption, but is convinced that the love they already feel will overcome all obstacles. Interweaving the stories of Kavita, Somer, and Asha, "Secret Daughter" poignantly explores issues of culture and belonging. Moving between two worlds and two families, one struggling to survive in the fetid slums of Mumbai, the other grappling to forge a cohesive family despite their diverging cultural identities, this powerful debut novel marks the arrival of a fresh talent poised for great success.

Journal Entry 2 by wingfraculawing at Little Free Library - Silverview Drive in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (6/25/2013 UTC) at Little Free Library - Silverview Drive in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Journal Entry 3 by YYCanuck at Balzac, Alberta Canada on Thursday, August 08, 2013
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Journal Entry 4 by YYCanuck at 1 of the Lil Lib.s NW ( Happy Hunting! ) in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, August 08, 2013

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