“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Are you ready for a propulsive, moving, and bold Adventure with San Diego-based author Shilpi Somaya Gowda? Then join us to discuss her latest novel, A Great Country, and discover how a shift in perspective can change everything!
In her latest book imbued with compassion, Shilpi doesn’t shy away from difficult questions about privilege, solidarity, and community. Over an authentic, flavorful Indian lunch, let’s dive deeper into the ties and fractures of a close-knit Indian-American family in the aftermath of a violent encounter with police.
Your Adventure includes lunch, dessert, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, and an opportunity to meet Shilpi up close and personal in an intimate setting.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda is the New York Times bestselling author of 3 novels: Secret Daughter (2010), The Golden Son (2015), and The Shape of Family (2020). Her novels have been translated into over 30 languages, been #1 international bestsellers in several countries and sold more than two million copies worldwide. Shilpi was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
In college, she spent a summer as a volunteer in an Indian orphanage, which seeded the idea for her first novel: Secret Daughter was an IndieNext Great Read, a Target Book Club Pick, a ChaptersIndigo Heather’s Pick, and an Amnesty International Book Club Pick. It was a finalist for the South African Boeke Literary Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It is currently in production with Amazon Studios to be a feature film, starring Priyanka Chopra and Sienna Miller.
Her new novel, A Great Country, explores themes of immigration, generational conflict, social class and privilege as it reconsiders the myth of the model minority and questions the price of the American dream.
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The Chef’s mastery of traditional spices and flavors makes each dish an opportunity to experience classics and delicacies in new and exciting ways. Every plate becomes a culinary journey.