Friday, December 7, 2018

Family Trust: A Novel by Kathy Wang

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:


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“Reads like a brilliant mashup of The Nest and Crazy Rich Asians (with a soup├žon of Arrested Development for good measure).” — Cristina Alger, author of The Banker’s Wife

Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Meet Stanley’s family: son Fred, who feels that he should be making a lot more money; daughter Kate, managing a capricious boss, a distracted husband, and two small children; ex-wife Linda, familiar with and suspicious of Stanley’s grandiose ways; and second wife Mary, giver of foot rubs and ego massages.

For years, Stanley has insistently claimed that he’s worth a small fortune. Now, as the Huangs come to terms with Stanley’s approaching death, they are also starting to fear that Stanley’s “small fortune” may be more “small” than “fortune.” A compelling tale of cultural expectations, career ambitions and our relationships with the people who know us best, Family Trustdraws a sharply loving portrait of modern American family life.

my thoughts:

A slow-paced family drama that I enjoyed over a teapot of English Breakfast on a rainy day.  This book is character-driven, which I absolutely loved.  I mean, when it comes to a story about a dying father and his "vast" fortune, shouldn't it be all about his family? Don't we want to learn about the wives and children who may or may inherit all his money? I know that I want the gossip, the scandals, the secrets, the different perspectives from each family member - after all, that's what makes a family drama truly captivating.  Luckily, Kathy Wang delivers.  Her writing is top notch and filled with characters that you will love to hate.  Her story is centered on family - the love, the hate, the miscommunication, the history, etc..  Family Trust is truly a treat to read.

I would happily recommend Family Trust to fans of family dramas - you will LOVE this book!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Family Trust
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


bermudaonion said...

I don't always love character driven novels but this sure does sound good to me.

Ti said...

Sounds pretty good which is why I'm so glad the publisher sent me a copy! The cover is so gorgeous, huh?

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

It has been raining here all day - I wish I been able to enjoy a pot of tea and a great book like this!

Thanks for being on the tour.

Nadia said...

Kathy, it really is such a good read - I think you'd enjoy it :)

Ti, yay! Let me know what you think :) And, yes, that cover is ace.

Heather, thanks so much for having me on this tour :)

diane said...

I really enjoyed this as well.