Gowda Impresses With Debut Novel

Based on the basic book-jacket description of Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s Secret Daughter — a novel about the parallel lives of an Indian woman who gives up her baby girl and the American woman who adopts her — I would have passed. It doesn’t exactly sound like my cup of tea.

But Gowda is a University Park resident, so I read her debut novel before interviewing her for a story in the current edition of Park Cities People. And I devoured it. Just goes to show: You can’t judge a book its cover.

Secret Daughter will be published Tuesday. Gowda will discuss and sign the book Wednesday evening at the Barnes & Noble across from NorthPark Center.

4 thoughts on “Gowda Impresses With Debut Novel

  • March 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Graduate of SMU CAPE Writing Program. Can’t wait to read her book!

  • March 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Wonderful story told brilliantly by new and talented writer.


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