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You could fly to India, spend 4+ hours in the airport, 15+ hours on a plane, and spend countless more hours worrying about how much the trip is costing you… OR you could pop over to your local bookstore for an enriching (and cost effective) Indian adventure!
Corban Addison will start you off on your adventure with his unforgettable novel A Walk Across the Sun. December 26, 2004 on a beach in Chennai, India two sisters are strolling through the sand when a tsunami hits. The sisters managed to survive but their family was not so lucky. Now orphaned, the sisters head inland hopefully to safety, but instead they are kidnapped and delivered to a Mumbai brothel, to begin new lives as captive prostitutes. Half way across the globe a Washington, D.C. lawyer, Thomas Clarke, has been forced to take a sabbatical from his prestigious law firm. Thomas decides to help a not-for-profit group working the red-light districts of Mumbai, where his wife, Priya, has gone to stay with her family following the loss of their child. Though from different corners of the world, Thomas and the 2 sisters are caught together in a whirlwind of human trafficking. A Walk Across the Sun is gritty but ultimately hopeful; hopeful for survival.
The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda starts off in a small village in rural India where daughters are a luxury few can afford. As Kavita brings a baby girl, Asha, into the world, her husband forces her to give the baby up. Across the globe an American doctor, Somer has found out she cannot have children and she decides to adopt. When her husband shows her a picture of Asha from a Mumbai orphanage, Somer falls instantly in love. Gowda expertly weaves both Kavita and Somer’s stories as they grapple with culture, identity and familial loyalty.
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