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by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

2011 Mainstream Fiction Nominee

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This delicate exploration of forgiveness examines the myriad little cuts we give each other, and the tenderness with which we heal them. The story spans two decades, exploring how people love and understand each other and how two cultures can become one through understanding and love. A fantastic story.

Twenty years ago, Kavita Merchant walked for two days from her small village in India to Mumbai, bleeding and nursing her newborn daughter. In order to save that daughter, she placed her in an orphanage in the hopes she would live a life Kavita could not provide for her. Across the world, Somer and her husband Krishnan have been struggling for years to have a child of their own; when it becomes apparent that they will not be able to, they decide to adopt from Krishnan’s home country of India. Asha grows up in California feeling isolated from her heritage, until she’s in college and decides to visit India. (MORROW, Apr., 339 pp., $23.99)

Reviewed By: Victoria Frerichs

Publisher: MORROW

Published: April 2011

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