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About the Books

The Beijing Family book series was originally published in 2013 and 2014.  It's currently undergoing major renovations to include new writing, editing, cover art and even new books to the series to be entirely released in 2017.    Good stuff coming ahead. 
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BOOK 1: THE BEIJING FAMILY


Kara Chan is a little too busy these days. This savvy real estate broker and developer is flying back and forth from Los Angeles to Las Vegas almost every week.  She’s catering to the whims of a Beijing family newly arriving to wealth buy a 10-million dollar Beverly Hills home she brokered for them.  At the same time, launching a multi-billion-dollar Vegas hotel and casino project with high-end Asian investors.

Simon Wang, manufacturing magnate, his teenage son Greg, and his mother, the indomitable Grandma Moh, a holdover from Mao’s Cultural Revolution, are having problems adjusting to life in Beverly Hills.  Oddball Grandma Moh eschews the conveniences of modern life like a top-of the line washing machine, preferring to beat her laundry with a stick. And why order takeout food when you can kill some critter in the garden and then cook it? This Beijing Hillbilly can be a major headache.

Meanwhile in Vegas, Kara’s trying to piece together a deal that is a dream come true.  The investment money is lined up by her good friend Chelsea, the daughter of a Chinese casino tycoon; a great site on the Strip has been chosen as well as a world-renowned architect.

But something’s not quite right.

There are headwinds that give Kara pause. It’s 2007, and rumors of an impending economic crash worry her. Her nightmares of doom and destruction haunt her. Worlds are about to collide. Forces are brewing beyond her control.

Can Kara survive the approaching storm? Can she stomach the fried possum?












BOOK 2: THE BEIJING YOUTH


Beijing, China has become a bustling metropolis, riding the hurried tide of newfound economic prosperity. These quick commercial and political changes have left a massive cultural divide between Simon Wang and his teenage son Greg, who has never tasted poverty or the evils of widespread violence. Will they be able to overcome their differences in order to peacefully co-exist in America, or will the love between father and son be the very force which tears the Wang family apart forever?

Simon Wang has seen both the best and the worst of China throughout his lifetime—the rapid changes implemented under the Mao Zedong regime, up to the modern affluence of contemporary Chinese life have given him a profound understanding of the importance of a good education. Yet, everything that Simon has built is threatened when Greg befriends a rag-tag group of inner city hip-hop dancers.

Simon seeks a new and bright future for his son Greg and niece, Ling, in America, yet hip-hop dancing threatens to destroy the fabric of everything he has created. Will Simon be able to drive his son away from the alluring promises of dance and guide him into a more practical future, by ensuring Greg gets into Harvard? Will Greg defy his father’s unreasonable demands and carve out his own path? The future of this Beijing family hangs in the balance in this fictional coming-of-age tale, as old wounds boil to the surface, loyalties are tested, and the ways of the past are endangered by modern-day American ideals. Will Greg somehow be able to find freedom under his father’s oppressive rule, or will Simon’s rage destroy them both? Watch as a Chinese parent and his young adult child grapple with the multi-cultural influences of the modern world, the strain of puberty, and all that comes with every teen’s transition to adulthood.

In a story of culture, home, and the ties that bind, father and son must learn to navigate the great divide of life, or be buried beneath the rubble of the past. Can Simon, Greg, and the rest of their Beijing family learn to love and accept one another despite their differences, or will heartache and loss define them all for generations to come? 

Author, Gina Tang, writes a riveting story—at times hilarious, and also heartbreaking-- detailing the ways in which families wound one another, protect one another, and find collective redemption, often by starting anew.












BOOK 3: THE BEIJING GHOSTS 


The Beijing Ghosts is Book 3 of the Beijing Family book series and will delight your ghoulish fantasies with suspense and drama.  In this new saga, Kara Chan, a realtor, gains a new real estate listing of an old mansion estate high up in the desolate hills of Los Angeles.  The owners are deceased for many years and no one has set foot in the home and strange unexplainable incidents begin occurring.  On the day of her open house, four mysterious guests arrive saying they are from Peking, or the former name for the city of Beijing during the early 1900’s and appears to have stepped right out of that same era and not a day older.  Nothing is quite as it appears as Kara soon discovers the links the four guests have to the former owners and their secret past.  As days go by, Kara battles relentless ghosts clinging tightly to unspeakable events lurking in the home from long ago.  Can she win this fight and sell the mansion?   





BOOK 4: THE BEIJING BEAUTIES 


The Beijing Beauties is Book 4 of the Beijing Family book series.  Three Chinese women from Beijing look for love and romance in the city of Los Angeles.  Ling is young, beautiful and recently crowned Miss Beijing studying in college.  Surrounded by beautiful American sorority girls who are more popular with the boys, she wishes for the same attention.  Will changing herself improve her social life?  Jin is a successful and powerful real estate developer from Beijing.  Still single past thirty five, many in China call her a ‘leftover women’ and she is lonely.  Match made to Vince, a prominent financier living in Los Angeles, she hopes to find a man appealed to her strengths and not intimidated by her success. Is he the perfect man for her?  Chloe, a mistress to her married Chinese billionaire boyfriend since she was eighteen.  She is reaching thirty and wants to be married and have children.  She flies to Los Angeles to face her boyfriend who is avoiding her lately.  Will she finally leave him after all these years?



BOOK 5: THE BEIJING MUMMIES