6905012Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda read  by April 30th 2010

This is a wonderfully written and beautifully imagined tale of mothers and daughters.

It follows the life of three women: one who gave up her daughter to have a better life, one who could not have children of her own and took in an orphan from India, and the child that the two of them share.

None of these women meet in the book, but the book follows their three stories and we can see how much of an impact each has on the other despite that fact.

We are given a colorful glimpse into the life of city bred and rural India, the good and the bad. You’ll be shocked and fascinated in turns by this book. It’s a heart wrenching story, but a wonderful must read.