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Shanthi Sekaran
Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the Portuguese Artists Colony and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Best New American Voices and Canteen, and online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. Her... show more



Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the Portuguese Artists Colony and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Best New American Voices and Canteen, and online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. Her first novel, The Prayer Room, was published by MacAdam Cage. A California native, she lives in Berkeley with her husband and two children.

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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 months ago
Lucky Boy-Shanthi Sekaran, author; Soneela Nankani, Roxana Ortega, narrators This novel is about two mothers engaged in a custody fight over a child called Ignacio. He is alternately called Iggy and Nacho by the two women who love him. Who is the best mother for him? Is a two parent family better? W...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 2 years ago
This book was such a good read. Emotionally, it had me so torn. I wanted to root for the birth mother, but she was so poor and really had nothing to offer this child other than love. The foster parents who wanted to adopt this child had tried for years to have one of their own. They wanted a child s...
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Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 2 years ago
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran, through a heartbreaking story, documents serious societal issues. Infertility. Motherhood. Adoption. Immigration. The book grounds the big issues through the characters of Solimar and Kavya, two mothers deeply and unequivocally in love with a child. I know throughout th...
xopti
xopti rated it 5 years ago
Really well written..authors own voice takes over in places>viji
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