Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Somer’s life is everything she imagined it would be—she’s newly married and has started her career as a physician in San Francisco—until she makes the devastating discovery she never will be able to have children. The same year in India, a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to save her newborn daughter’s life by giving her away. Asha, adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage, is the child that binds the destinies of these two women. This story 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 who connects them.
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