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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amulya Malladi Narrator: Deepa Samuel Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781511366854
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A stunning new novel—full of wit and warmth—from the bestselling author of The Mango Season.

In trendy Silicon Valley, Priya has everything she needs—a loving husband, a career, and a home—but the one thing she wants most is the child she’s unable to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn’t have much—raising two children in a tiny hut, she and her husband can barely keep a tin roof over their heads—but she wants a better education for her gifted son. Pressured by her family, Asha reluctantly checks into the Happy Mothers House: a baby farm where she can rent her only asset—her womb—to a childless couple overseas. To the dismay of friends and family, Priya places her faith in a woman she’s never met to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

Together, the two women discover the best and the worst that India’s rising surrogacy industry has to offer, bridging continents and cultures to bring a new life into the world—and renewed hope to each other.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sensitive exploration of the emotional terrain of motherhood and the socio-economic complexities of our global world.”

    Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A feel-good story that warms the heart.”


  • “The story provides an intriguing glimpse into the surrogate industry and casts light on the emotional toil those involved face.”

    Associated Press

  • “Explores the lengths people will go for family. The characters are nuanced and sympathetic, and the dueling perspectives of a surrogate and the biological mother are commendable.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “With [its] honesty and grace…this slice of life will touch all women who have struggled with conception and/or poverty. This thought-provoking novel will be a sure hit with book groups.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Malladi writes a poignant novel from two difficult perspectives that spans several complex and often controversial topics.”

    Library Journal

  • “Deepa Samuel sweetly narrates this rich story…Samuel provides just enough differentiation of the two main characters. She gives a melodic lilt to the voice of Priya…[and] Asha, a traditional wife and mother in lower-class India, is perceptively portrayed.”


  • A Working Mother Magazine Pick
  • A Redbook Magazine Pick
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About the Author

Amulya Malladi is the author of many novels, including The Sound of Language and The Mango Season. Her books have been translated into several languages, including Dutch, German, Spanish, Danish, Romanian, Serbian, and Tamil. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in journalism.

About the Narrator

Deepa Samuel is a voice artist and audiobook narrator.