Waiting on Wednesday – Spotlight on The Wangs vs. the World

New WoW“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.

My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang.  I’m excited for this one because it just sounds like it has the potential to be a wild and entertaining ride.

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

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Publication Date: October 4, 2016

From Amazon:

Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he’s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family’s ancestral lands—and his pride.

Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China.

Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America—and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.

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Check out this advanced praise for The Wangs vs. the World!

“One of the best debut novels of 2016″—Elle.com

“[A] jam-packed, high energy debut . . . Head-spinning fun.”—Kirkus

One of Entertainment Weekly’s Most Anticipated Titles of 2016
A Fall 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
A Publishers Lunch Fall 16 Buzz Book
A The Millions Most Anticipated Book
One of Library Journal’s “Five Big Debuts” for Fall 16

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

20 replies
  1. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    This sounds pretty interesting and like it could deal with some pretty tough subjects! I hope you enjoy it! And thanks for stopping by my WoW

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, it sounds like it will deal with those tough subjects in a humorous way so I’m very intrigued. Thanks, I hope I enjoy it as well 🙂

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