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.
©2016 Amulya Malladi (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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I knew it was the logical endong, but I wanted to know what became of Ausha' little boy as he grew up and I wanted an across the miles friendship to develop. The narration was superior to most audio books I have listened to... I could immediately tell by each character's voice who was speaking. The a uthor shows deep empathy for all involved in surrogacy.
"Good, But Not Great"
Was hoping for a deeper story, but did show how these women at the House For Happy Mothers were exploited. Very sad that they all chose to be surrogates solely for the money, and wanted to do it numerous times to better their families' lives. Difficult for me to understand how the doctor at the clinic could be so self serving, as to profit from them, and even encourage them to become surrogates over and over again. Excellent narration.
"More sad than Happy to me"
I like the Narrator. The story can make you cry if you have a bleeding hearty like me.
I enjoyed this book. it was a very interesting story line, which I knew little about. I thought the characters were well developed.
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