One of my favorite blogs for getting book recommendations is S. Krishna’s Books. I like most of Swapna’s recommendations, but especially those for multicultural fiction. So when she started raving about “The Secret Daughter” by Shilpi Gowda, I knew I had to read it.
Sadly, I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but I *am* planning on picking it up next Friday – and meeting Shilpi Gowda while I’m at it!
Gowda is in the Chicagoland area for Printer’s Row next weekend, but before she goes there, she’s coming to The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn for a happy hour celebration 5:30-7:00 on June 11th! My Chicagoland friends should come and join us. Good books, wine and cheese, and you can check out my favorite indie bookstore all at the same time!
To help cover the cost of the wine and cheese (come on people, this is a small store!), they just ask that you either buy Shilpi’s book or a $10 gift certificate – although I’m sure if you just wanted to pick up $100 or so worth of books they wouldn’t say no! To RSVP (we wouldn’t want to run out of wine, now, would we?), you can call the store at 630-469-2891 or email justbook475(at)yahoo.com
If you’re not totally convinced yet, The Bookstore has a video from Shilpi on their blog talking about her book.
I hope to see you there!