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After taking a short break for the summer, I am excited to announce our next SITS book club pick. It is a book I LOVED and can’t wait to share with you.
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda is a gem of a book. (It was in my top ten list for 2010.) In a small Indian village, a woman gives birth to a daughter. Before her husband can kill the daughter, as he did to her older sister, the woman, Kavita, takes the baby to an orphanage in Mumbai. She painfully gives up the baby and goes home to her village.
At the same time, a doctor in San Francisco cannot get pregnant. Her husband is Indian and his mother knows of the same orphanage in Mumbai. They adopt that baby.
The book weaves back and forth from San Francisco to India with the stories of both families. Towards the end of the book, their stories intersect.
Book club details:
- When: Thursday, September 22nd
- Time: 8-9:00 pm CST
- Where: Twitter, Hashtag #SITSBooks
The author Shilpi Somaya Gowda will be joining us. You can follow her on Twtter at @shilpigowda.
William Morrow Paperbacks, the publisher of Secret Daughter, is giving away 25 copies of the book to lucky SITS/Great Thoughts winners. To win a copy, please leave a comment on this post and on my blog here. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so we have a way to contact you!
You’re going to love this book!
And stay tuned for next week when we’ll be announcing the book club picks for the remainder of the year. We’ve got a very exciting line up planned.
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Nancye Davis says
What an awesome giveaway!! I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!
nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net
Kat F. says
Thanks for the great giveaway. I love to read new (to me) authors & would love to read this book.
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Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.
This is the kind of book I’d love to read. Looks like it would be the type of book I’d not want to put down!
Jade @ No Longer 25 says
Wow I really suck at this book club think , I really want to take part but I keep buying the book and not reading them! It’s just as well I’m off on holiday next week with my kindle I may finally catch up with you all. If nothing else I’ve had some great new recommendations which I probably wouldn’t have heard of otherwise.
Have a great summer reading all,
Judy (from Israel) says
I love intersecting stories.
This book came up in my suggestions in Amazon.com yesterday and I wanted to read it. Would love to win.
I would absolutely love to win – this book sounds riveting!
This book looks great! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Sounds like a good read for a lazy summer weekend.
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Mutant Supermodel says
This looks great. I put a request in at the library just in case I don’t win it
Double Dipped Life says
This book is on my Amazon wish list. Can’t wait to discuss it with you!
EMMA L HORTON says
THIS SOUNDS LIKE GOOD READING
Sounds like a great read… can I fit it into my crazy life… I can try!!!
This book sounds interesting and I would love to read it.
sounds great mrs.mommyyatgmail
Book sounds great! Thanks for the suggestion and the chance for a copy!
This sounds like a wonderful book! I am going to the library to see if they have it.
Jennifer R says
This sounds like a great book. I can’t wait to read. Thanks for suggesting it!
Amy @ A Little Nosh says
Sarah Ruth says
That sounds like a great book!
Star Forbis says
Sounds like a great Book! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂
This book sounds great! Thanks for the great giveaway.
it sounds like an interesting book- thanks!
Karen @ Time Crafted says
This book sounds like one I would Love to read! One of my childhood best friend’s family is from India and I suspect that is part of the reason I find myself drawn to books about Indian women, whether they are living here or there. Looks like you’ve got another great one lined up for us, Andrea! :>
I read this a few weeks ago on my Kindle and it was amazing. A wonderful story and so well written. I have a dear friend who was adopted from India and I bought and sent her a copy!
Ooh! Pick me, pick me! 🙂
jeanne @ inspiring ideas says
Mmm. Sounds intriguing. I love books that take me to far off places where, even if fiction, I can learn something about another culture. Thanks for the giveaway!
I am so bummed I missed her booksigning here in San Diego. I’ve been dying to read this book. Can’t wait!
This book sounds fabulous! I will have to check the library, too 🙂
Wow that looks good! I can’t wait to read it!
This sounds like an interesting read. Since I grew up in San Francisco, and still spend most weekends there, I love anything that takes place in my beautiful hometown.
Sounds like a good read!
Suz @ Suz's Treats says
My local book club is reading this for Sept as well! Just picked it up from the library. Looking forward to reading & dicussing with y’all.
I’d love to win/read this book!
This sounds like an awesome book, I would love to read it and join in.
Cathy Cooley says
Sounds like a great book!
Susan in the Boonies says
I would love to participate! I enjoyed Therese Fowler’s book that was recommended here so much, so I look forward to this book, as well!
I LOVE THIS Book! LOVE IT! Can’t wait I’ve booked it in my calendar
Exciting! I’ve been needing to read new books…
Rach (DonutsMama) says
Oh this definitely sounds like my kind of book!
Looks like it will be a good read.
Sonia Barton says
Sounds like a great book.
[email protected] says
Oh, SITS, you make it so easy for me to recommend the next book for my IRL book club. I so enjoyed last month’s chat with Theresa Fowler on Exposure. Looking forward to joining this one as well!
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forgot to leave my email! christinecandelaria[at]yahoo.com
I can’t wait to read this one! (Sara @ Mothershideaway.com)
Heidi @ Show Some Decor says
This sounds like it’s right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve started reading this book already. Picked it up on a whim to add to my adoption reading list. So far so good!
You might want to add The Red Thread to your adoption reading list too- another amazing book!
I WANNA READ THAT!!!!!! But I live so far away… do you do giveaways for people who live eons away from where the book is????????
JDaniel4's Mom says
This book sounds truly amazing!
Yeah! I can’t wait to read this book. I was eagerly checking yesterday to see if the new book had been released.