Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of Secret Daughter, on tour April/May 2011

Posted By on February 17, 2011

About Secret Daughter

• Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Morrow Paperbacks (April 5, 2011)

Secret Daughter, a first novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity, and love through the experiences of two families—one Indian, one American—and the child that binds them together. A masterful work set partially in the Mumbai slums so vividly portrayed in the hit film Slumdog Millionaire, Secret Daughter recalls the acclaimed novels of Kim Edwards and Thrity Umrigar, yet sparkles with the freshness of a truly exciting new literary voice.

Secret Daughter is a #1 bestseller in Canada.

About Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto to parents who migrated there from Mumbai. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1991, she spent a summer as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage. A native of Canada, she has lived in New York, North Carolina, and California. She now lives in Dallas with her husband and children.

Connect with Shilpi:

Shilpi’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 12th: Helen’s Book Blog

Wednesday, April 13th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Monday, April 18th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, April 19th: Books in the City

Wednesday, April 20th: Write Meg

Monday, April 25th: Rundpinne

Tuesday, April 26th: Library Queue

Thursday, April 28th: nomadreader

Tuesday, May 3rd: Tina’s Book Reviews

Wednesday, May 4th: Unputdownables

Thursday, May 5th: Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, May 6th: My Reading Room

Monday, May 9th: A Few More Pages

Tuesday, May 10th: The Book Chick


One Response to “Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of Secret Daughter, on tour April/May 2011”

  1. Eesti says:

    The story is very engaging. I had a hard time putting the book down. This books gives you a perspective on adoption from the point of view of a child who is adopted and parents who have adopted a child. Also a mother who has given up a child for adoption. Great read.

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