A House for Happy Mothers
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: June 2016
Duration: 9 hours 50 minutes
In trendy silicon valley, Priya has everything she needs-a loving husband, a career, and a home-but the one thing she wants most is the child she's unable to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn't have much-raising two children in a tiny hut, she and her husband can barely keep a tin roof over their heads-but she wants a better education for her gifted son. Pressured by her family, Asha reluctantly checks into the Happy Mothers House: a baby farm where she can rent her only asset-her womb-to a childless couple overseas. To the dismay of friends and family, Priya places her faith in a woman she's never met to make her dreams of motherhood come true.
Together, the two women discover the best and the worst that India's rising surrogacy industry has to offer, bridging continents and cultures to bring a new life into the world-and renewed hope to each other.
"This is a thought-provoking, modern-day family saga set against the backdrop of traditional Indian and American maternal expectations." -Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Good Neighbor and The Glass Wives
"Compelling and filled with insight. Malladi's voice is layered, and her empathetic powers highly developed." -Leslee Udwin, BAFTA award-winning filmmaker of East Is East and India's Daughter
"Subtly nuanced and compassionate.... Amulya Malladi's book is timely and illuminating." -Nayana Currimbhoy, author of Miss Timmins' School for Girls