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Secret Daughter
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Start date
April 1, 2012
Finish date
April 30, 2012
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Elizabeth's pick as the featured Bee

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Elizabeth☮
Mar 25, 2010 rated it liked it
i found this story interesting. there are two families that we follow. one family - kavita, jasu and their son vijay - live in mumbai. when kavita gives birth to two girls before vijay, one is taken away by her husband jasu the moment the baby is declared a girl and the other is put into an orphanage. kavita lives her life mourning both losses.

drs. krishnan and somer adopt asha from a mumbai orphange. this asha is kavita's baby.

the story takes place over a course of twenty years or so and we f
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Jodi
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book, it only took a couple of pages to draw me in, and I didn't want to put it down. I finished this book in 24 hours. Quick, readable and very enjoyable. Very good first book.

Read first in April 2011, reread March 2014.
Petra
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
What to say about this novel? There was a lot of potential: adoption & its hardships before, during and after; the plight of poverty in all its shapes; family: its strength, weaknesses and variations.
But this book isn't that. There are no surprises here. Although a pleasant enough read, the story has been told before.
I wanted to like it more.
Gwendolyn
Dec 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Good quick read (one day) with lots of detail about life in India. I don't think I'll remember it for long but the characters were interesting and relatable.
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Oct 14, 2012 marked it as wishlist
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Apr 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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May 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
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