Secret Daughter

  • by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Narrated by Soneela Nankani
  • 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Debut novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda pens this compelling tale about two families, worlds apart, linked by one Indian child. After giving birth to a girl for a second time, impoverished Kavita must give her up to an orphanage. The baby, named Asha, is adopted by an American doctor and raised in California. But once grown, Asha decides to return to India.

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What the Critics Say

“Gowda writes with compassion and uncanny perception … while portraying the vibrant traditions, sights, and sounds of modern India.” (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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A Must Read

A engaging and fascinating story of one American family, their adopted daughter from India, her paternal Indian family, and their eventual acceptance of one another and treasured peaceful coexistence. I highly recommend this book.
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- Stephanie

Just OK

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book was entertaining, but not something I would recommend to an avid reader. It was just OK.


If you’ve listened to books by Shilpi Somaya Gowda before, how does this one compare?

Shilpi is a good reader and her Indian accents added to the story.


Any additional comments?

I would have liked for the characters to have been developed a little better. I felt like the story was being

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- Holly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books