Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (1): The Selector of Souls by Shauna Singh Baldwin

Waiting on Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're all eagerly anticipating.
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Title: The Selector of Souls
Author: Shauna Baldwin Singh
Genre: Adult Fiction/Cultural
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Acquired: Obtained via Edelweiss
Goodreads: ADD
Purchase: Amazon/Indigo

The Selector of Souls begins with a scene that is terrifying, harrowing and yet strangely tender: we''re in the mid ranges of the Himalayas as a young woman gives birth to her third child with the help of her mother, Damini. The birth brings no joy, just a horrible accounting, and the act that follows--the huge sacrifice made by Damini out of love of her daughter--haunts the novel.

In Shauna Singh Baldwin''s enthralling novel, two fascinating, strong-willed women must deal with the relentless logic forced upon them by survival: Damini, a Hindu midwife, and Anu, who flees an abusive marriage for the sanctuary of the Catholic church. When Sister Anu comes to Damini''s home village to open a clinic, their paths cross, and each are certain they are doing what''s best for women. What do health, justice, education and equality mean for women when India is marching toward prosperity, growth and becoming a nuclear power? If the baby girls and women around them are to survive, Damini and Anu must find creative ways to break with tradition and help this community change from within.


  1. Not my genre. But I hope you enjoy this once you get it! :)
    Here's my Wednesday post.
    Have a great day!
    *New GFC follower. :)

  2. Hi Michelle!

    Thank you so much for the follow, I followed back =)

    I checked out your post. I've been wanting to read Slammed by Collen Hoover as well! Ever since I first saw it on NetGalley. Can't wait to read your review of it.


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