Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda audiobook

Secret Daughter: A Novel

By Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Read by Soneela Nankani

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11.42 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Debut novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda pens this compelling tale about two families, worlds apart, linked by one Indian child. After giving birth to a girl for a second time, impoverished Kavita must give her up to an orphanage. The baby, named Asha, is adopted by an American doctor and raised in California. But once grown, Asha decides to return to India. "Gowda writes with compassion and uncanny perception . while portraying the vibrant traditions, sights, and sounds of modern India."-Booklist

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Debut novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda pens this compelling tale about two families, worlds apart, linked by one Indian child. After giving birth to a girl for a second time, impoverished Kavita must give her up to an orphanage. The baby, named Asha, is adopted by an American doctor and raised in California. But once grown, Asha decides to return to India. "Gowda writes with compassion and uncanny perception . while portraying the vibrant traditions, sights, and sounds of modern India."-Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“First novelist Gowda offers especially vivid descriptions of the contrasts and contradictions of modern India… Rife with themes that lend themselves to discussion, such as cultural identity, adoption, and women’s roles, this will appeal to the book club crowd.” Library Journal
“Set in California and the teeming city of Mumbai, Secret Daughter is a beautifully composed compelling story of love, loss, discovery and the true meaning of family.” Anjali Banerjee, author of Imaginary Men
“Fiction with a conscience, as two couples worlds apart are linked by an adopted child….A lightweight fable of family division and reconciliation, gaining intensity and depth from the author’s sharp social observations.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Author Bio: Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto. Her first novel, Secret Daughter, became an international bestseller, selling more than a million copies worldwide. It has been translated into over twenty languages. Gowda holds an MBA from Stanford and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English