Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Secret Daughter; Shilpi Somaya Gowda

 
Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  Here's my pick:

 
Secret Daughter; Shilpi Somaya Gowda
William Morrow - March 9, 2010
(amazon)

On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors sons, the only way for Kavita to save her newborn daughter's life is to give her away. It is a decision that will haunt her and her husband for the rest of their lives, even after the arrival of their cherished son.

Halfway around the globe, Somer, an American doctor, decides to adopt a child after making the wrenching discovery that she will never have one of her own. When she and her husband, Krishnan, see a photo of the baby with the gold-flecked eyes from a Mumbai orphanage, they are overwhelmed with emotion. Somer knows life will change with the adoption but is convinced that the love they already feel will overcome all obstacles.

Interweaving the stories of Kavita, Somer, and the child that binds both of their destinies, Secret Daughter poignantly explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity, and love, as witnessed through the lives of two families—one Indian, one American—and the child that indelibly connects them.

30 comments:

  1. A beautiful cover! This looks like a perfect selection for me, I will be adding it to my list.

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  2. I love books like that! Great pick!

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  3. Oh, this sounds haunting and emotionally satisfying!

    Mine is here:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/02/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

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  4. I'm looking forward to this one as well; looks to be very promising.

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  5. Good pick Diane. I think I may have had this one a while back too. Great minds think alike. lol. It sounds like a really good book.

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  6. A serious read you have there. The cover is very pretty though. Here's Mine

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  7. Wow, this book sounds amazing. I definitely want to find out more about it.

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  8. This looks like a great pick, serious and touching.
    Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

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  9. This does sound good! I'll have to add it to my wish list. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, Diane.

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  10. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book and I loved it!

    Here is my review if you are interested. Nothing spoilerish.

    Here is my WoW pick.

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  11. I was sold on the setting- Indian village!!

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  12. Sounds like a wonderful book - and one I'd like to read!

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  13. This does look and sound like a good one, Diane!

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  14. I've read a few pre-publication reviews of this ... I'm waiting for it, too.

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  15. This sounds really good and the cover is gorgeous!

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  16. This book sounds so good! I'll be curious to know what you think!

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  17. I tend to love books set in India and this looks like another great one! Thanks for turning me onto it!

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  18. This is reminiscent to The Red Thread that I just read. Very good book. Thanks for recommending this one - sounds like it's right up my alley!

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  19. I've got this one on my bookshelf (my mom works in a library, and I get lots of ARCs from her). I thought it looked like a great one, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes for Lucy!

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  20. This one sounds really good. I am adding it to my list
    Thanks for the recommendation.

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  21. This one sounds really good. I am adding it to my list
    Thanks for the recommendation.

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  22. Adoption stories can be so moving! Hope you get it soon.

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  23. I hadn't heard of this, but it sounds good. And that cover is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I added this my goodreads TBR last week - I think it sounds great!

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  25. Wow! This book sounds definitely interesting! I gotto add this one to my list!

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  26. Sounds like a great book! I am going to add it to my mountains to be read stack. :) Thanks for the review!

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  27. I like this story but when it becomes a series of too many apparent coincidences I am not so happy!!!

    This happened in the last book I read and reviewed (The Mist in the Mirror Susan Hill).

    Having said that this book will be available locally so I must go and look for it.

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