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Shilpi Somaya Gowda in conversation with Shobha Rao: The Golden Son
Kepler's Books
Menlo Park, CA
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Shilpi Somaya Gowda in conversation with Shobha Rao: The Golden Son
Presented by Peninsula Arts & Letters and Kepler's Books

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:30pm

Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

You may know Shilpi from her New York Times bestselling debut, Secret Daughter, which has sold more than a million copies worldwide in over 30 countries and languages and is based on her time volunteering in an Indian orphanage. An advisor on the Childrens Defense Fund and a patron of Childhaven International, Shilpi holds an MBA from Stanford University.

Her second novel, The Golden Son, is about Anil Patel, the first of his family to go to college.  It is a story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friendsa young doctor and a newly married bridemust balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts.

Shobha Rao is the author of the debut story collection "An Unrestored Woman." Shobha moved to the US from India at the age of seven. She is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story Kavitha and Mustafa was chosen by TC Boyle for inclusion in the Best American Short Stories 2015.

This event is presented in partnership with India Currents.

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Kepler's Books (View)
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States


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Arts > Literary

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