Family Trust

Family Trust

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. For years, Stanley has claimed that he?s worth a small fortune. But the time is now coming when the details of his estate will finally be revealed, and Stanley?s family is nervous. Fo Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclus...

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Title:Family Trust
Author:Kathy Wang
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:People of Means
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Family Trust Reviews

  • Margo Littell
    Jun 26, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

  • Jan
    Sep 20, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...

    I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, with an Asian twist. The dysfunctional family all waiting for money that someone else earned instead of taking care of themselves. At the end of the book I was left wanting more of the story. ...

    I enjoyed the way this book slowly revealed each of the characters in this story of a family who's patriarch is dying. The ex-wife, Linda, is the strong matriarch whose adult children don't seem to appreciate her capabilities. The female characters in the book are ultimately the strong...

    Stanley is dying. All any of his family are concerned about is whether he has set up a Family Trust and named them as trustees. Stanley is the domineering and occasionally abusive father of Kate and Fred. Their mother and Stanley?s ex-wife, Linda, is concerned that Stanley will le...

    This book is about a Chinese American family but it could be about any family. Stanley Huang is the patriarch of the family, his wife Mary is 26 years younger, his ex wife Linda, and his children Stanley and Kate. As I read I discovered that each chapter is about a different family mem...

    This novel is about family relationships and their relationship with money. The family is Chinese American. Laughed a lot and wondered a lot where they were coming from in their thoughts. Thanks to Goodreads. ...

    Stanley, family patriarch, is dying, and his daughter, son and second wife all wonder what they'll receive from Stanley's fortune. Linda, his first wife, isn't concerned with Stanley's money for herself, as of the two, she's got a good head for finances and through years of careful inv...

    After Stanley Huang is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the Huang family flock to his Silicon Valley home. Some come to lend support, others come to secure their inheritance. Stanley has boasted for years that he is worth a small fortune. Now they all want a piece of the pie. This is...

  • Eugenie
    Sep 11, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...

    I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, with an Asian twist. The dysfunctional family all waiting for money that someone else earned instead of taking care of themselves. At the end of the book I was left wanting more of the story. ...

    I enjoyed the way this book slowly revealed each of the characters in this story of a family who's patriarch is dying. The ex-wife, Linda, is the strong matriarch whose adult children don't seem to appreciate her capabilities. The female characters in the book are ultimately the strong...

  • Emily May
    Jul 31, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

  • Angela Johnson
    Sep 27, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

  • Claire
    Sep 17, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

  • Amy
    Oct 28, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

  • Reading Fool
    Oct 13, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

  • Catherine
    Aug 22, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

  • Jaclyn
    Oct 13, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

  • Lata
    Nov 13, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...

    I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, with an Asian twist. The dysfunctional family all waiting for money that someone else earned instead of taking care of themselves. At the end of the book I was left wanting more of the story. ...

    I enjoyed the way this book slowly revealed each of the characters in this story of a family who's patriarch is dying. The ex-wife, Linda, is the strong matriarch whose adult children don't seem to appreciate her capabilities. The female characters in the book are ultimately the strong...

    Stanley is dying. All any of his family are concerned about is whether he has set up a Family Trust and named them as trustees. Stanley is the domineering and occasionally abusive father of Kate and Fred. Their mother and Stanley?s ex-wife, Linda, is concerned that Stanley will le...

    This book is about a Chinese American family but it could be about any family. Stanley Huang is the patriarch of the family, his wife Mary is 26 years younger, his ex wife Linda, and his children Stanley and Kate. As I read I discovered that each chapter is about a different family mem...

    This novel is about family relationships and their relationship with money. The family is Chinese American. Laughed a lot and wondered a lot where they were coming from in their thoughts. Thanks to Goodreads. ...

    Stanley, family patriarch, is dying, and his daughter, son and second wife all wonder what they'll receive from Stanley's fortune. Linda, his first wife, isn't concerned with Stanley's money for herself, as of the two, she's got a good head for finances and through years of careful inv...

  • Heather Salonga
    Oct 29, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Oct 28, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

  • DJ Sakata
    Nov 12, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

  • Diane Hernandez
    Jul 18, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...

    I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, with an Asian twist. The dysfunctional family all waiting for money that someone else earned instead of taking care of themselves. At the end of the book I was left wanting more of the story. ...

    I enjoyed the way this book slowly revealed each of the characters in this story of a family who's patriarch is dying. The ex-wife, Linda, is the strong matriarch whose adult children don't seem to appreciate her capabilities. The female characters in the book are ultimately the strong...

    Stanley is dying. All any of his family are concerned about is whether he has set up a Family Trust and named them as trustees. Stanley is the domineering and occasionally abusive father of Kate and Fred. Their mother and Stanley?s ex-wife, Linda, is concerned that Stanley will le...

  • Jenny Lehnhoff
    Aug 24, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

  • Devon H
    Oct 30, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

  • J
    Jul 02, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

  • Virginia Gavin
    Sep 18, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

  • Jackie Rogers
    Sep 17, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...

    I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, with an Asian twist. The dysfunctional family all waiting for money that someone else earned instead of taking care of themselves. At the end of the book I was left wanting more of the story. ...

    I enjoyed the way this book slowly revealed each of the characters in this story of a family who's patriarch is dying. The ex-wife, Linda, is the strong matriarch whose adult children don't seem to appreciate her capabilities. The female characters in the book are ultimately the strong...

    Stanley is dying. All any of his family are concerned about is whether he has set up a Family Trust and named them as trustees. Stanley is the domineering and occasionally abusive father of Kate and Fred. Their mother and Stanley?s ex-wife, Linda, is concerned that Stanley will le...

    This book is about a Chinese American family but it could be about any family. Stanley Huang is the patriarch of the family, his wife Mary is 26 years younger, his ex wife Linda, and his children Stanley and Kate. As I read I discovered that each chapter is about a different family mem...

    This novel is about family relationships and their relationship with money. The family is Chinese American. Laughed a lot and wondered a lot where they were coming from in their thoughts. Thanks to Goodreads. ...

  • Katie B
    Oct 06, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

  • Florence Fales
    Oct 02, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

  • Susan Shue
    Oct 07, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...

    I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, with an Asian twist. The dysfunctional family all waiting for money that someone else earned instead of taking care of themselves. At the end of the book I was left wanting more of the story. ...

  • Nicole Wagner
    Aug 08, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

  • Georgianne Georgiadis
    Aug 27, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...

    I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, with an Asian twist. The dysfunctional family all waiting for money that someone else earned instead of taking care of themselves. At the end of the book I was left wanting more of the story. ...

    I enjoyed the way this book slowly revealed each of the characters in this story of a family who's patriarch is dying. The ex-wife, Linda, is the strong matriarch whose adult children don't seem to appreciate her capabilities. The female characters in the book are ultimately the strong...

    Stanley is dying. All any of his family are concerned about is whether he has set up a Family Trust and named them as trustees. Stanley is the domineering and occasionally abusive father of Kate and Fred. Their mother and Stanley?s ex-wife, Linda, is concerned that Stanley will le...

    This book is about a Chinese American family but it could be about any family. Stanley Huang is the patriarch of the family, his wife Mary is 26 years younger, his ex wife Linda, and his children Stanley and Kate. As I read I discovered that each chapter is about a different family mem...

  • Nicole Swinson
    Aug 25, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

  • leslie hamod
    Aug 18, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

  • Sejal
    Jun 02, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

  • James M
    Jul 22, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

  • R
    Oct 18, 2018

    how early the days turned black once winter began. Ooh, this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas about rich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to. It's sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit more melodrama and obnoxiousness; a bit like a quiet...

    Stanley is a very successful man. He came to this country poverty stricken, but look at him now! Very rich! As a Chinese man, he has been obstinate, easy to anger. Frightening his wife and children until, unable to cope with his predefined expectations, His wife divorces him. What to ...

    Favorite Quotes: Erika didn?t like most ethnic restaurants, and in particular the cheap authentic ones, an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fats. ?her fingers flew past an array of the gray...

    I'm kinda left with this empty feeling. It's like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it. And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what. In a family drama though I expect to feel more for ...

    When Huang family patriarch Stanley receives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor, his family is forced to confront the reality that he has very little time left. They accept the news with varying degrees of grief. Stanley?s children, Fred and Kate, can?t fully forgive his transgr...

    When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer, the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order. Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family: Linda, ex-wife of 34 years, Fred and Kate, his adult children, and second wife Mary of 9 years squ...

    This is a tough book to characterize, but I loved it. There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy. This book pokes and prods those, revealing that some clichés have merit and others are more complex than one may imagine. The Bay Area/Silicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of ne...

    This book is amazing. If you come from a family with no money, this will fascinate you. If you come from a family with tons of money, this will fascinate you too. And make you cringe. And laugh. And yell ?OMG NO? in response to some of this wild dialog. Anyway I really enjoyed ...

    I received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books! And here is my honest review: The first thing that caught my attention was this cover. Is it not beautiful? The gold and red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and out of...

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. Stanley Huang is dying of pancreatic cancer, and as the patriarch of the Huang family, he wants to gather his ex-wife, son, daughter, and current wife. This story has multiple layers - commentary on Chinese-American families, Silicon...

    Finally -- a book to satisfy my post-Crazy Rich Asians cravings! I absolutely loved this book. Where Kevin Kwan's trilogy was an affectionately hilarious take on the super rich Chinese families in Asia, Kathy Wang's story is a biting yet heartfelt comedy on a wannabe rich Chinese Am...

    I received Family Trust as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Family patriarch Stanley Huang has been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. For years he has reassured his family that they will be taken care of when he passes with a generous inheritance. Now that that time ...

    I love,loved,loved this book!Funny,sad,poignant-you will find yourself drawn in to this family's story.I'd give it 10 stars if I could.One of my favorite books this year! ...

    This book was interesting and not what I was expecting. I had categorized it in the "lighter chick lit" category which is my mistake and possibly some of the marketing, but in reality it is more a wry and quite literary family saga in the vein of THE CORRECTIONS than the sort of Nest +...

    Family Trust by Kathy Wang was very good!! The story follows the Huang family. The parents divorced after 34 years. The family is Chinese. The father got remarried. He still wanted his children, a son and daughter, to have family dinners including his ex-wife. The daughter Kate and son...

    Got an advance copy of this book. Really entertaining but also very intelligently written. The writer develops characters really well and draws you into the story. Lots of different threads that intersect in unexpected and funny ways. Loved it! ...

    The story starts off by introducing us to the patriarch of the family Stanley Huang, divorced father of two and remarried to Mary who is twenty-eight years his junior. Stanley has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family must now deal with the reality that his time is limited...

    What a terrific novel! Wang has taken the familiar tale of a family coping with the impending death of a distant parent and fighting about their prospective inheritance and imbued it with life. Yes. Stanley and Linda emigrated to the US from Taiwan and built a life together in Silicon ...

    When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his family must face their life choices. Told from the points of view of Stanley, his two children Fred and Kate, his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda, and Mary his new wife, this is a story about a family coming ...

    I hated the characters, hated the plot, but loved this book. Here's why.  This novel focuses on four main characters, Stanley and his ex-wife Linda, and their two children, Kate and Denny, coming together around the concept of a family trust. Through their eyes, we see a myriad of ...

    4.5 stars As I read Kathy Wang's book, I kept thinking of its title: Family Trust. The family in question is the Huangs, although theirs is a closeness borne more of DNA and marriage than actual affection. Stanley has cancer, an illness that almost delights him at first. He's th...

    I loved this book. It wasn?t what I was expecting, I thought it would be Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley and it was really funny and the Asians aren't quite as rich. The story is a lot more real and much darker. I am a fourth generation Japanese from Hawaii and lived in Silicon V...

    Family Trust pulled me in from beginning to end, with a story that blends the humor and sadness of family dynamics against the backdrop of the Silicon Valley. Each chapter features one family member?s perspective and you collect small insights that come together as the story unravels...