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Secret Daughter - Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Secret Daughter
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On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors 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... show more
On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors 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 the baby with the gold-flecked eyes from a Mumbai orphanage, they are overwhelmed with emotion. 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 the child that binds both of their destinies, Secret Daughter poignantly explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity, and love, as witnessed through the lives of two families—one Indian, one American—and the child that indelibly connects them.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061922312 (0061922315)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
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MissRose´s Bücherwelt
MissRose´s Bücherwelt rated it
4.0 [Kurz-Rezension] Shilpi Somaya Gowda - Geheime Tochter
Beschreibung:Somers Leben ist genauso, wie sie es sich immer vorgestellt hat. Frisch verheiratet, mit einem neuen Job als Ärztin in San Francisco. Doch dann stellt sie fest, dass sie keine Kinder bekommen kann.Zur gleichen Zeit wird in einem abgelegenen indischen Dorf ein Mädchen geboren. Kavita, di...
Sheziss loves Zeshak
Sheziss loves Zeshak rated it
1.0 Secret Daughter
I had read half the book and when my American teacher left, so I was glad I didn't have to finish it. Seriously boring, but she was a nice person, so I tried it for her. Phew.
Lisa (Fic Talk)
Lisa (Fic Talk) rated it
2.0 Secret Daughter: A Novel
Not bad, but not that great either. While the author had all the right ingredients for her dish, I just felt like the final product was a bit lacking. Her writing style and the tense in which she wrote hindered the smoothness of the book and her multiple points of views were sometimes too much. Ther...
lievedebs
lievedebs rated it
3.0 Secret Daughter
It was a good book. Something bothered me personally. But it's ok.
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
5.0
I read this book for my live book club and am so happy it was "moved up my TBR" I loved this book. The characters were complex, it was heartbreaking and almost made me bawl at the end of it. Def. a winner for me. I think it is one of those book that is a "things that make you go Hmmmmm" in regards t...
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