The fiction novel, Secret Daughter, runs us through a gamut of emotions and experiences from motherhood to death with India as a vivid and rich backdrop. Also, if you a like a little modern a capella then take a listen to Straight No Chaser.
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
“Gowda’s flair for detail is evident in the way she describes the clothes, food, the streets and their smells of this land teeming with people and poverty. This story about motherhood, loss, family and forgiveness is authentic in every way. … The prose is so achingly touching, it draws the reader in with every description and emotion of the characters.” -Associated Press
“I really enjoyed the “family” part and the Indian traditions, especially the funeral rituals.” – Barbara Abdinoor, North Andover, MA – Mother of 3 and grandmother of 2
With a Twist by Straight No Chaser
“In the midst of an 808 drum-driven world, the a cappella group Straight No Chaser has decided to sing to the beat of their own drum. A drum of baritone vocals, that is…In their new album, With a Twist, they’ve got the 80s music covered, the recent tunes covered and everything between.” – Megan Junkermeier, The Sound Alarm
“After listening to Straight No Chaser’s Christmas albums for years, this album was a necessity for me! I like SNC’s a cappella arrangements of these songs better than some of the originals! My favorites are “Under the Bridge” (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and the mashup of “I’m Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Jason Mraz/Israel Kamakawiwo’ole).” -Elysha Schickel, RebelMom Staffer
Check out the YouTube video of I’m Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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