Penguin Bookshop Writers Series: An Evening with C.K. Chau

Penguin Bookshop Writers Series:
An Evening with C.K. Chau

Thursday July 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM 



We are pleased to welcome debut novelist C.K. Chau to the Penguin as we celebrate the release of her novel, Good Fortune. C.K. will discuss her experiences in writing the book and working in publishing. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Guests will also have the opportunity to have copies of Good Fortune signed afterwards. We hope you'll join us! 


C.K. Chau is a Chinese American writer based out of New York. Her writing has appeared in Bright Wall/Dark Room, among others, under another name. A graduate of Hunter College, she currently works in publishing in New York City.



A whip-smart and charming debut novel that brilliantly reimagines Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary Chinatown, exploring contemporary issues of class divides, family ties, cultural identity, and the pleasures and frustrations that come with falling in love.

When Elizabeth Chen’s ever-hustling realtor mother finally sells the beloved if derelict community center down the block, the new owners don’t look like typical New York City buyers. Brendan Lee and Darcy Wong are good Chinese boys with Hong Kong money. Clean-cut and charismatic, they say they are committed to cleaning up the neighborhood. To Elizabeth, that only means one thing: Darcy is looking to give the center an uptown makeover.

Elizabeth is determined to fight for community over profit, even if it means confronting the arrogant, uptight man every chance she gets. But where clever, cynical Elizabeth sees lemons, her mother sees lemonade. Eager to get Elizabeth and her other four daughters ahead in the world (and out of their crammed family apartment), Mrs. Chen takes every opportunity to keep her investors close. Closer than Elizabeth likes.

The more time they spend together, the more conflicted Elizabeth feels…until a shocking betrayal forces her to reconsider everything she thought she knew about love, trust, and the kind of person Darcy Wong really is.


Good Fortune: A Novel By C.K. Chau Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063293762
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperVia - July 11th, 2023

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Event date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 7:00pm