NOTE THE TIME: March 5 at 4:00PM
SHILPI SOMAYA GOWDA in conversation with SARAH CREECH
New York Times bestselling author Shilpi Somaya Gowda (Secret Daughter) joins Sharon Creech (Season of the Dragonflies) to discuss her new book, The Golden Son, an unforgettable story in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts. As the two old friends discover each other again, they must also weigh the choice between responsibility and freedom, and between loyalty and love.
"A stellar follow-up to Gowda’s excellent debut. Vivid, heart-warming, and absorbing, The Golden Son succeeds as an immigrant’s tale and love story..." —Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain scholar. She lives in California with her husband and children.
Sarah Creech teaches English and Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte. She lives in North Carolina with her two children and her husband, a poet. Season of the Dragonflies, a story of flowers, sisters, practical magic, old secrets, and new love, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is her first novel.