By Amulya Malladi
A gorgeous new novel—full of wit and warmth—from the bestselling writer of The Mango Season.
In stylish Silicon Valley, Priya has every thing she needs—a loving husband, a occupation, and a home—but the only factor she wishes such a lot is the kid she’s not able to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn’t have much—raising youngsters in a tiny hut, she and her husband can slightly hold a tin roof over their heads—but she desires a greater schooling for her proficient son. harassed through her relatives, Asha reluctantly exams into the chuffed moms condo: a toddler farm the place she will be able to lease her simply asset—her womb—to a childless couple abroad. To the dismay of family and friends, Priya areas her religion in a girl she’s by no means met to make her goals of motherhood come true.
Together, the 2 girls detect the easiest and the worst that India’s emerging surrogacy has to supply, bridging continents and cultures to deliver a brand new existence into the world—and renewed desire to one another.
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Bethany replied. Ivy took off her jacket and hung it by the door. ” Ivy asked. ” a voice commanded. Ivy’s stomach lurched, and she turned to look. Standing in the door that led to the kitchen was Brendan, wearing a long trench coat and a yellow hard hat. In his hand, he held an eggbeater. He laughed maniacally. ” Bethany shrieked 43 and started running in circles around the living room. Brendan took straight-legged zombie steps into the room. From the kitchen, Mrs. Daniels called, “Please use your inside screaming voice, Bethany,” but it didn’t seem to have any effect.
She waved her fork around. ” Ivy knew how Sophia could be when she got attached to an idea. She’d cling to it like a bat on its perch—nothing would bring her back down to earth. ” Ivy said. “Passive resistance can be our last resort. If in a week’s time we still haven’t been able to convince my dad, we’ll start the revolution. ” 39 “Agreed,” everyone said, Sophia loudest of all. “I have an idea,” Camilla piped up. ” Olivia shook her head. ” “It’s our life,” Ivy agreed with a grin. The sisters had switched places a few times since they’d met.
We met at the last exhibition opening,” he said. ” said Alice. ” Olivia and Ivy stared at Alice and their father, totally speechless. “I’ve always had a passion for our little museum,” he said. ” 52 “It was a mime, actually,” Alice corrected with a smile. Olivia kicked Ivy under the table. She’s the one! “Olivia and I have to go the bathroom,” Ivy blurted. Olivia hurriedly reached into her bag and found a five dollar bill. “Thank you so much, Alice,” she said, slapping the bill on the table. ” “Thanks,” said Alice.