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When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor.

On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

Kevin Kwan is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. The Film Crazy Rich Asians was released worldwide by Warner Bros. on August 15th, 2018. Born in Singapore, Kevin has called New York's West Village home since 1995.

*Please note this is a book discussion, not a talk; the author will not be present

Upcoming book club events:


April 22nd: Red Poppies by Alai

May 20th: I Did Not Kill My Husband by Liu Zhenyun

June 17th: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata


March 24th (Sunday @ 2pm): Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution by Helen Zia (The author will be present to present on the book)

April 8th: Yukio Mishima (Critical Lives) by Damian Flanagan

May 6th: From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia by Pankaj Mishra

June 3rd: Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age by Stephen R. Platt