Barnes & Noble Selects Lan Samantha Chang’s The Family Chao as February 2022 National Book Club Selection

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Readers are Invited to a Free Virtual Book Club Event Featuring Lan Samantha Chang on Tuesday, March 8th  

The Barnes & Noble Book Club pick for February 2022 is The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang.

The B&N Book Club has an astonishing track record for propelling books into the bestseller lists and has established the careers of many authors, including most recently Brit Bennett, Rumaan Alam, Chris Bohjalian, Zakiya Dalila Harris and Miranda Cowley Heller. Book Club picks are novels of power and distinction that Barnes & Noble booksellers across the country champion with gusto.

The Family Chao is a gorgeous modern retelling of The Brothers Karamazov,” writes Shannon DeVito, Director of Books at Barnes & Noble. “Lan Samantha Chang delivers a captivating literary mystery brimming with family secrets, betrayals and resentments that is the perfect mix of heartbreak, comedy and suspense.”

“I am over the moon with happiness that The Family Chao has been chosen for the Barnes & Noble Book Club! It’s every author’s dream to have such a wonderful group of readers,” said Lan Samantha Chang. “I’m especially thrilled that members of the Barnes & Noble Book Club will be following the travails of the Chao brothers as they fall in and out of love, plan an omnivore’s holiday dinner, and undergo a major transition—and trial—that will change their lives forever. I’m so grateful to Barnes & Noble for their mission of supporting books and readers.”

Barnes & Noble will be hosting a free live virtual event with Lan Samantha Chang on Tuesday, March 8th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The Family Chao author will be in a round table conversation with Shannon DeVito, Director of Books at Barnes & Noble, and Miwa Messer, the host of Poured Over, The B&N Podcast. Registration via Eventbrite is required, and the virtual event will be hosted on Zoom.

Before the virtual event, customers can share their thoughts and reactions with other readers on social media using the hashtag #BNBookClub.

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