Adult Preview and Highlights: Special Guest Kathy Wang
Join book enthusiasts at Hicklebee's for a literary lovefest. Our staff will offer a short preview of our favorite new titles in adult fiction and non-fiction, curated from a wide array of publishers and genres. Whether you're looking for your next book club title, a fresh beach read, or a thick history tome, we'll help you find your next book.
Hicklebees is also happy to announce we'll be hosting author Kathy Wang and her debut book Family Trust, named one of the most anticipated books of the fall by The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Town & Country and Harper's Bazaar.
Kathy Wang grew up in Northern California and is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School. She lives in the bay area with her husband and two children.
$10.00 reserves your seat at the preview, and includes a coupon for $10 off the evenings purchases. Each guest will also be given an annotated list of the books presented to take home.
Please note this is an event for adults.
Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Meet Stanley's family: son Fred, who feels that he should be making a lot more money; daughter Kate, managing a capricious boss, a distracted husband, and two small children; ex-wife Linda, familiar with and suspicious of Stanley's grandiose ways; and second wife Mary, giver of foot rubs and ego massages.
For years, Stanley has insistently claimed that he's worth a small fortune. Now, as the Huangs come to terms with Stanley's approaching death, they are also starting to fear that Stanley's "small fortune" may be more "small" than "fortune." A compelling tale of cultural expectations, career ambitions and our relationships with the people who know us best, Family Trust draws a sharply loving portrait of modern American family life.
“Astute…[Wang] brings levity and candor to the tricky terrain of family dynamics, aging, and excess [and] expertly considers the values of high-tech high society.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Readers who enjoy complicated novels about family issues will find this engrossing work impossible to put down.”
— Library Journal