Gowda’s description of Somer’s Indian mother-in-law and Kavita’s life in India offer glimpses into another world in Secret Daughter. Somer is an American pediatrician married to an Indian neurosurgeon who adopt Kavita’s baby from an Indian orphanage. Eventually, the daughter seeks her heritage and birth parents.
The facilitator of the book discussion wisely invited a woman who had grown up in India, giving the participants the opportunity to question how much of Gowda’s references to the culture are fiction.
A quick read – could be a Hallmark Channel movie – be sure to have your tissues handy for the heart wrenching ending.
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