The Selector of Souls by Shauna Singh Baldwin
A Grandmother makes a difficult choice for her daughter, choosing to relieve her of the burden of another girl baby in the family, in the opening pages of Shauna Singh Baldwin's new book, The Selector of Souls.
The award-winning author deals with the 1990s controversy over sex selection in India, as well as religious and political tensions.
At the heart of the story are two women from two very different backgrounds. One is a servant who returns to her family in turmoil. The other has every financial advantage in the world but has to leave all of it behind, including her only child.
Back in Montreal where she was born, Shauna Singh Baldwin joins Sonali Karnick in studio.
You can hear author Shauna Singh Baldwin reading from her latest novel, The Selector of Souls, here: Shauna Singh Baldwin reads from Selector of Souls