Four Steps to a Great Night In

This story comes with gender specific instructions:

Men: This one’s for the ladies, so immediately forward to all the women in your life, (wife, girlfriend, mother, sister – you get the idea) then keep reading because this might just be the advance solution for your Mother’s day gift dilemma.

Ladies: Play close attention as we lay out the plan for a delicious night in…alone.

The evening spans invitingly before you. You’re not running to a business dinner to woo new clients, there’s no date to don those heels for, no Tivo calling to you, the kids are magically asleep by 8 p.m. It’s just an evening to call your own.

We bring you four easy steps to make the most of it:

1. Choose your poison – a glass of wine, a cup of tea, a calming cocktail of your own creation.

2. Grab some tissues – we suggest the extra absorbant kind.

3. Settle in for a good read – one that transports you to faraway places without leaving your sofa.

4. Pick up Secret Daughter, the debut novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, and let the evening begin.

Billed as “a stunning debut novel that explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity and culture, witnessed through the lives of two families, one Indian, one American, and the daughter who indelibly binds them,” Secret Daughter has become a book club favorite across the US and Canada, Gowda’s birthplace.

It’s a story that resonates universally – about motherhood and the power of love in all its many forms. The book has been translated into 17 languages, most recently Italian and has reviewers and bloggers praising Gowda’s work.

“Gowda’s flair for detail is evident in the way she describes the clothes, food, the streets and their smells of this land teeming with people and poverty. This story about motherhood, loss, family and forgiveness is authentic in every way. … The prose is so achingly touching, it draws the reader in with every description and emotion of the characters.” Lisa Orkin Emmanuel, Associated Press

SEE for yourself. You can read the first 3 chapters here. Click excerpt for access.

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READ the paperback, releasing April 5th. You can order it right now, right here.

WATCH Gowda talk about Secret Daughter

Send this story to all the mothers and daughters you know. The story will likely touch them deeply.

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