Advance praise for “A House for Happy Mothers”

51P8BRJt9vL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_2015 has shaped into a really awesome year. Professionally, I have never done better. In my day job I’m a marketing director for a medical device company. In my “all the time in my head” job I’m a writer and I’m so excited that “A House for Happy Mothers” is going to be published in May 2016.

And since the book is coming out in May, it’s especially heartwarming to have some excellent authors and artists out there say something nice about my book.

I very much look forward to sharing the book with you very, very soon. May is just around the corner.

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A House for Happy Mothers is 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, NYT bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son

Compelling and filled with insight. Malladi’s voice is layered, and her empathetic powers highly developed. Indian surrogacy is a crucially important and little-considered subject, and Malladi’s novel is thoughtful, enlightening, and moving.

Leslee Udwin, BAFTA award-winning filmmaker of East Is East and India’s Daughter

A subtly nuanced and compassionate look at the controversial “rent a womb” industry, Amulya Malladi’s book is timely and illuminating.

Nayana Currimbhoy, author of Miss Timmins’ School for Girls

A House for Happy Mothers shines an unblinking light on the business of surrogacy in India, and the emotional fallout. Can anything balance the inequality of power between a poor surrogate and a biological mother? A husband and wife in an arranged marriage? A mother and daughter struggling with years of perceived disappointment? Compelling and realistic, Amulya Malladi’s latest release is the perfect choice for book clubs, and any reader with a questioning mind and an open heart.

Lorrie Thomson, author of A Measure of Happiness and What’s Left Behind