Shilpi Somaya Gowda
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Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. In college, she spent a summer as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage, which seeded the idea for her first novel, Secret Daughter, published in 2010. It became a New York Times and #1 international bestseller, selling more than a million copies worldwide in over 30 languages and countries. Secret Daughter was shortlisted for the South African Boeke Literary Prize, longlisted for the IMPAC Dublic Literary Award, and was an IndieNext Great Read and Target Book Club Pick.

Her second novel, The Golden Son, was published in 2015-2016 around the world, and was also an #1 international bestseller and a Target Book Club Pick. It was also awarded the French literary prize, Prix des Lyceens Folio. Shilpi holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain scholar. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Children's Defense Fund, and is a Patron of Childhaven International, the organization for which she volunteered in India. She lives in California with her husband and children.

www.shilpigowda.com

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Best Sellers

    • The Golden Son

    • A Novel
    • By: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4-Stars, But I'm Rounding Up...

    • By Gillian on 01-28-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Secret Daughter

    • By: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 553

    Debut novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda pens this compelling tale about two families, worlds apart, linked by one Indian child....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read

    • By Stephanie on 06-08-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Geheime Tochter

    • By: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    • Narrated by: Sabine Arnold
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Somers Leben ist genauso, wie sie es sich immer vorgestellt hat. Frisch verheiratet, mit einem neuen Job als Ärztin in San Francisco...

    Regular price: $22.34

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