Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: A House for Happy Mothers

Today we're celebrating the publication of A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi. Thanks to TLC Book Tours, we have one copy for a lucky reader!


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.

Advance Praise:

“How far would you go to have a family, and how far would you go to save the family you already have? In A House for Happy Mothers, Amulya Malladi skillfully and compassionately raises these questions in a story of two women yearning to protect their families. 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

“A sensitive exploration of the emotional terrain of motherhood and the socio-economic complexities of our global world. Amulya Malladi’s novel contains no villains or heroes, just breathing, living characters who will draw you into their heartbreak.”—Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son


Amulya Malladi is the author of six novels, including The Sound of Language and The Mango Season. Her books have been translated into several languages, including Dutch, German, Spanish, Danish, Romanian, Serbian, and Tamil. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in journalism. When she’s not writing, she works as a marketing executive for a global medical device company. She lives in Copenhagen with her husband and two children.

Visit Amulya at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for sharing this book with our readers and including us on Amulya's blog tour. See all the other stops on the tour.

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18 comments:

Janine said...

Sitting on a pillow next to my computer, Miss Kiki is looking up at me and giving me squinty eyes (the way cats show love). She makes me happy.

cpr040304 said...

Waking up without a migraine is great. I was down all day yesterday with a migraine. Not fun.

Tatum Rangel said...

Lying under a warm blanket, with a book next to me, makes me happy.

traveler said...

Having my dog by my side is wonderful.

Jen said...

My teens only have seven more days of school until summer break!

Bonnie K. said...

Things I'm happy for at the moment: admiring the oak tree outside my office window, my love of reading, knowing that my grandson will be here soon, and enjoying my cup of coffee.

Linda Kish said...

I got my pension check today so I'm no longer broke. (It doesn't take much to make me happy.)

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I'm happy that my son is graduating from high school tomorrow. I'm so proud of him!

Mary Preston said...

My daughter is making toast & it smells amazing.

Anita Yancey said...

I just finished reading a book, and it was just fantastic.

Diana said...

At this moment my mom's pancakes!!!

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Jennifer said...

I'm happy that it's Friday!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for featuring this book for the tour.

KAS said...

I got my personal library a lot more organized today! I love books! Thanks for this great opportunity, Kara S

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Margie said...

My family makes me happy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Margie said...

My family makes me happy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Burma Turner said...

I was able to help my niece buy a car today, she is so happy and I am happy for her!