Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org

Adult Book Discussion--The Family Chao

Tuesday, May 30, at 1:00pm    Add this event to your calendar
Location: Virtual Register Online

* This program is in-person only. *

Join us via Zoom to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samanth Chang (2022). Please register to receive the Zoom link.

*Copies of the book are available at both service desks

The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao Restaurant’s delicious Americanized Chinese food for 35 years, happy to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. But when brash, charismatic, and tyrannical patriarch Leo Chao is found dead - presumed murdered - his sons discover that they’ve drawn the exacting gaze of the entire town.   

The ensuing trial brings to light potential motives for all three brothers: Dagou, the restaurant’s reckless head chef; Ming, financially successful but personally tortured; and the youngest, gentle but lost college student James.