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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
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A poor mother in India is devastated when she has given birth to another daughter. Determined to not let her fall to the same fate as a previous daughter, she drags herself to an orphanage to hopefully leave her child in better care. That same year, a woman discovers it is highly unlikely she could ...
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.
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...
It was a good book. Something bothered me personally. But it's ok.
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...