April 5, 2011
April 5, 2011
Interweaves the stories of a baby girl in India, the American doctor who adopted her, and the Indian mother who gave her up in favor of a son, as two families become changed by the child that connects them.
When her husband threatens to murder her newborn daughter, Kavita sends baby Asha off to a Mumbai orphanage where she is adopted by an Indian-born doctor now living in California with his American wife. The story eventually shifts perspective to the grown Asha who feels disconnected from her roots and travels to India on a scholarship in hopes of reuniting with her birth family. Using various narratives, settings, and time periods, THE SECRET DAUGHTER creates a compelling look at how two families become interconnected across continents and generations through their link to Asha.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Family + Friendship, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Peoples + Cultures, Conflicts + Dualities
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Conflicts + Dualities, Peoples + Cultures, General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 5, 2011
- Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
- Online Item #: 13296648
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0576
- ISBN: 9780061928352
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported