Book cover of The Family Chao: A Novel by Lan Samantha Changby Lan Samantha Chang

An acclaimed storyteller returns with “a gorgeous and gripping literary mystery” that explores “family, betrayal, passion, race, culture and the American Dream” (Jean Kwok).

The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant’s delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, content to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. Whether or not Big Leo Chao is honest, or his wife, Winnie, is happy, their food tastes good and their three sons earned scholarships to respectable colleges. But when the brothers reunite in Haven, the Chao family’s secrets and simmering resentments erupt at last.

Interview with the Author

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Lan Samantha CHang on THE FAMILY CHAO 
2/3/22          41 min

Chatter on Books 
Lan Samantha CHang – The Family Chao”
5/3/22            60 min

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760 – Lan Samantha Chang’s The Family Chao
7/28/22           29 min

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Lan Samantha Chang | The Family Chao with Elizabeth McCracken | The Souvenir Museum
2/10/22           60 min


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