Shilpi Somaya Gowda




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Shilpi Somaya Gowda

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Shilpi Somaya Gowda's debut novel SECRET DAUGHTER is a New York Times and #1 international bestseller, translated into over 20 languages.

Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto to parents who migrated there from Mumbai. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent a summer in college as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage, which seeded the idea for her first novel, Secret Daughter. A native of Canada, she has lived in New York, North Carolina and Texas. She now makes her home in California with her husband and children.

SECRET DAUGHTER is a Target Club Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and a Heather's Pick at ChaptersIndigo. It has been chosen as a top p
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Average rating: 3.95 · 44,184 ratings · 4,057 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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“At some point, the family you create is more important than the one you were born into.”
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“Notice if you are holding your breath after inhaling, and if so, what are you afraid of letting go. Or are you holding it after exhaling, and what are you afraid of letting in.”
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“Sometimes, as she has well learned in life, one's actions must precede the emotions one hopes to feel.”
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Vivek You have great choice Shilpi.Keep it up.


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