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A complicated Chinese American family, a small Wisconsin city and a crisis that's been building for years

The novel "The Family Chao" takes us into the heart of a complicated Chinese American family, living in a small city in Wisconsin at a point of crisis. On this episode of the Talk of Iowa Book Club, host Charity Nebbe talks to author Lan Samantha Chang about her third novel, "The Family Chao."


  • Lan Samantha Chang, author, program director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts, University of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa