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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 became a New York Times and #1 international bestseller, selling more than a million copies worldwide in over 30 languages and countries. Secret Daughter was shortlisted for the South African Boeke Literary Prize, longlisted for the IMPAC Dublic Literary Award, and was an IndieNext Great Read and Target Book Club Pick.

Her second novel, The Golden Son, was published in 2015-2016 around the world, and was also an #1 international bestseller and a Target Book Club Pick. It was also awarded the French literary prize, Prix des Lyceens Fo
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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 Amer... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 29, 2016 09:46 • 269 views • Tags: book-club, fiction, immigrant, india, love, moral, story, target
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3.97 avg rating — 62,789 ratings — published 2010 — 43 editions
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Last Carnival of August

3.76 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2016
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Shilpi 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.


message 3: by Janet

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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