Shilpi Somaya Gowda

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Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. In college, she spent a summer as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage, which seeded the idea for her first novel, Secret Daughter, published in 2010. It was a New York Times and #1 international bestseller, and was translated into over 30 languages. Secret Daughter was shortlisted for the South African Boeke Literary Prize, longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was an IndieNext Great Read, a Target Book Club Pick, a ChaptersIndigo Heather’s Pick, and an Amnesty International Book Club Pick.

Her second novel, The Golden Son, was published in 2015-16 around the world, was a #1 international bestseller, a Target Book Club Pick, a Costco Buyer’s Pick, and was awarded the French
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Reading is the perfect antidote to life's chaos. Also, its salvation.

Amidst the chaos in the world, sometimes we need to escape into a story, and maybe learn something about ourselves and others. I always hope my stories might do that for you.

With that, I'm happy to share that today, THE GOLDEN SON is out in paperback in the U.S.. This story was a labor of love for me, and took over 5 years to get right. It's the story of an immigrant pursuing his dreams in America Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 29, 2016 09:46 Tags: book-club, fiction, immigrant, india, love, moral, story, target
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Shilpi Somaya  Gowda Janet, thanks for your message. I can't wait to hear what you think of THE GOLDEN SON. It will be out Oct 20 in Canada, Jan 26 in the U.S.


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Janet Shilpi,

I am so exciting that your next book is out. Can't wait to read it!

Janet


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 1: by Vivek

Vivek You have great choice Shilpi.Keep it up.


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