Secret Daughter – by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Another great read to recommend! When I was at the dentist for a routine cleaning a couple months ago, she asked about my recent trip to India. (How am I supposed to talk about such fabulous experience while having my teeth cleaned!!??) She happened to tell me about this book, Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. The book carries you through three different story lines over 25 years and is incredibly well written and captivating.
One story line takes place right here in San Francisco and the two other story lines take place in India. Eventually all merge into the same. Particularly interesting to me were the scenes that took place in India and that had such accurate descriptions; I felt like I was there again! The themes that run throughout the book include Indian culture, family relationships, motherhood, loss of a child, adoption, identity with birth nationality, and more. It’s an emotionally difficult story at times, but the captivating writing certainly took my breath away at others. Sometimes I felt like my eyes couldn’t read through a page fast enough! Try it! Let me know if you enjoy it too!
–Christine Goodin, RMP Senior Property Manager & Leasing Agent