GÇ£Moving and thought-provoking and informative and imaginative and beautifully executed. What a wonderful story!GÇ¥
GÇöMary Jane Clark
GÇ£This book is a must for anyone touched by adoption, or India, or the delicate dynamic between adolescent girls and their mothers.GÇ¥
GÇöSujata Massey, author of Shimura Trouble
Secret Daughter, a first novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity, and love through the experiences of two familiesGÇöone Indian, one AmericanGÇöand the child that binds them together. A masterful work set partially in the Mumbai slums so vividly portrayed in the hit film Slumdog Millionaire, Secret Daughter recalls the acclaimed novels of Kim Edwards and Thrity Umrigar, yet sparkles with the freshness of a truly exciting new literary voice.