This captivating novel is set in Mumbai, India, during the 1990s. After Kala gives birth to a son, her husband demands that the girl be taken to the abhorrent orphanage. Instead, Kala abandons the toddler in the middle of the night with a pack of sleeping street children where she hopes the child will have a better chance at a happy life. Claire Kaine, a corporate executive working in India, is totally focused on her career until she sees the tiny homeless girl bathing in the hotel fountain. Her corporate facade softens and the core of her life begins to redirect as the bond between them develops.
Somewhere, just beyond her perception lies a mysterious truth that has eluded Morgan Hill. Compelled by a stormy morning, she opens an heirloom trunk to find a well-worn quilt with Cuimhnigh embroidered in one corner, Gaelic for remember. Beneath the quilt she finds a pair of old glasses. When she slides the spectacles onto her face, colorful orbs of liquid light dance like swans to faint but oddly familiar melodies of clàrsach and balalaika. The glasses become part of her daily life, stowed in her wiry copper and silver mane like reading glasses.
Marcia Breece has traveled many paths—a dutiful housewife and caring mother, a high-powered, globe-trotting executive, and a small business owner. Her most important path however, took her on a journey to reclaim her authentic Self.
Marcia Breece lives on the Washington Coast where she enjoys the tranquility, solitude, and inspiration she needs to write. Marcia has written and published Finding this Place (memoir), Secrets Lost (novel) and a new novel, Kala's Choice.
Marcia’s business, Publishing Partners, offers the assistance authors need to professionally self-publish in eBook, Print on Demand (POD) or audiobook formats. Experience publishing and marketing her own books guided her to this niche market in 2009. “It’s a typical grass roots story,” says Marcia. “An author friend asked me to help with his book, then his friend did the same, and so on until I had a group of author clients who needed help with self-publishing. I know for sure, if you stay open, what you love to do will find its way to you.”
I finished Kala’s Choice and loved it! Keep writing! I'll keep reading! Marilyn Pellini
In this absorbing novel, you end up caring deeply about the characters. Kala’s Choice is a fictional story built out of realities, and reminds me of the years I spent in India. Authentic moments of resilience and happiness are touching, satisfying, and global.
Kala’s Choice provides a vivid glimpse into a complex culture filled with both love and despair. I couldn’t stop thinking about this book long after I finished. Marcia Breece presents the rich world that is India with grace, honesty, and authenticity.