I'm thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, May 11th at 7pm ET, we will welcome author Shilpi Somaya Gowda to Book Club Girl on Air to discuss her international bestselling novel, which is now available in paperback, Secret Daughter.
Somer’s life is everything she imagined it would be—she’s newly married and has started her career as a physician in San Francisco—until she makes the devastating discovery she never will be able to have children.
The same year in India, a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to save her newborn daughter’s life by giving her away. It is a decision that will haunt Kavita for the rest of her life, and cause a ripple effect that travels across the world and back again.
Asha, adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage, is the child that binds the destinies of these two women. We follow both families, invisibly connected until Asha’s journey of self-discovery leads her back to India.
Compulsively readable and deeply touching, Secret Daughter is a story of the unforeseen ways in which our choices and families affect our lives, and the indelible power of love in all its many forms.
Browse inside Secret Daughter and check out the reading group guide. Be sure to also read the appreciation of book clubs essay she shared with us here last week, as well as her website and find her on Facebook. I have 10 copies of Secret Daughter to give away to the first 10 people who tell me that they can participate in the show on Wednesday, May 11th at 7pm ET. Set your reminder for the show here.