Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (June 1, 2016)
A stunning new novel—full of wit and warmth—from the bestselling author of The Mango Season.
In trendy Silicon Valley, Priya has everything she needs—a loving husband, a career, and a home—but the one thing she wants most is the child she’s unable to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn’t have much—raising two children in a tiny hut, she and her husband can barely keep a tin roof over their heads—but she wants a better education for her gifted son. Pressured by her family, Asha reluctantly checks into the Happy Mothers House: a baby farm where she can rent her only asset—her womb—to a childless couple overseas. To the dismay of friends and family, Priya places her faith in a woman she’s never met to make her dreams of motherhood come true.
Together, the two women discover the best and the worst that India’s rising surrogacy industry has to offer, bridging continents and cultures to bring a new life into the world—and renewed hope to each other.
“A wonderful novel that takes you through the journey of surrogacy and the heart-wrenching emotions of those involved.” —Sejal Badani, author of Trail of Broken Wings
“How far would you go to have a family, and how far would you go to save the family you already have? In A House for Happy Mothers, Amulya Malladi skillfully and compassionately raises these questions in a story of two women yearning to protect their families. This is a thought-provoking, modern-day family saga set against the backdrop of traditional Indian and American maternal expectations.”—Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives
“A sensitive exploration of the emotional terrain of motherhood and the socio-economic complexities of our global world. Amulya Malladi’s novel contains no villains or heroes, just breathing, living characters who will draw you into their heartbreak.”—Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son
Amulya Malladi is the author of six novels, including The Sound of Language and The Mango Season. Her books have been translated into several languages, including Dutch, German, Spanish, Danish, Romanian, Serbian, and Tamil. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in journalism. When she’s not writing, she works as a marketing executive for a global medical device company. She lives in Copenhagen with her husband and two children.
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Amulya Malladi’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, May 10th: Mom’s Small Victories
Thursday, May 26th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Friday, May 27th: Broken Teepee
Monday, May 30th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, June 1st: Kahakai Kitchen
Wednesday, June 1st: Chick Lit Central – spotlight/giveaway
Monday, June 6th: Bibliotica
Tuesday, June 7th: 5 Minutes for Books
Wednesday, June 8th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Thursday, June 9th: Luxury Reading
Monday, June 13th: Lavish Bookshelf
Tuesday, June 14th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Wednesday, June 15th: The Reading Date
Thursday, June 16th: Lit and Life
Saturday, June 18th: Books a la Mode – guest post/giveaway
Monday, June 20th: BookNAround
Tuesday, June 21st: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, June 27th: Worth Getting in Bed For