Shilpi Gowda, Author of Secret Daughter @ The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn

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)

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!

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6 comments to Shilpi Gowda, Author of Secret Daughter @ The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn

  • Amy

    You seriously have the coolest bookstore ever. Wine and books?! The only event mine does is children’s hour. Sigh.

  • If I lived closer I would so be there!!!!!!!!!!1

  • OMG! The Bookstore is SO awesome, and I wish I lived closer. If only it was one week later!

  • Oh-I would LOVE to go, but I don’t think I can make TWO trips up to the suburbs in one week. Might be too much, especially since I need to fix my air conditioning. Great bookstore though!

  • I am SO SAD I can’t go to this. Lucky, lucky! I hope you LOVE it and blog about the event so I can live vicariously through you!

  • Jen- You are the awesomest book blogger ever. EVER. Can’t wait to see you next Friday! I’m in the middle of the book right now and can tell you that I truly do love it. I don’t know whose story I love more: the adopting couple’s or that of the mother from India who had to give up her baby girl. It’s just so hard to believe that other modern cultures that do not share our belief in the equal and inherent value of girls. This will be a great sell for our book clubs!