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The Golden Son: A Novel (Paperback) (Dec 2016 Target Club Pick) by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

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Ony at Target! Find the December 2016 Target Club Pick edition of The Goden Son: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. This special edition includes a letter from author Shilpi Somaya Gowda to the Target Guest!

The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter returns with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts.

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.

Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever.

Tender and bittersweet, The Golden Son illuminates the ambivalence of people caught between past and present, tradition and modernity, duty and choice; the push and pull of living in two cultures, and the painful decisions we must make to find our true selves.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Peoples + Cultures
Format: Paperback
Featured book lists: Target Club Picks
Age Range: Adult
Author: GOWDA, SHILPI SOMAYA
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2016
TCIN: 52034873
UPC: 490590216101
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-1610
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I wasn’t sure I was going to even like this book, however, I wound up loving it. The characters are so rich and deep, each one felt complete which is a rare treat. I really felt like I got to tour the Indian culture, and what it is like to come to America as an immigrant to pursue a dream. This book...see moreof the reviewer's review
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