A Good Family: A Novel Spiral-Bound | July 14, 2020

A.H. Kim

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BIG LITTLE LIES meets ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK in this riveting debut novel about big pharma, women’s prison, family drama, and the seething mass of unchecked ambition and dysfunction at the heart of an American family.

“A story of money, family, who you can trust, and the extremes to which one will go for blood. I couldn’t put it down.” —Lisa Ling, host of CNN’s This Is Life

Keep your family close and your enemies closer.

Beth is the darling of God Halsa, a pharmaceutical giant, and she’s got the outrageous salary and lifestyle to prove it. Until she lands in white-collar women’s prison, thanks to a high-profile whistleblower suit.

Sam, Beth’s husband, used to be the town’s most eligible bachelor, and he’s never had to do anything for himself. Until his wife goes to jail, and he’s left to raise two daughters on his own.

Lise, the au pair, is the whistleblower. But is she? Everyone knows she’s not clever enough to have done it alone.

Hannah, Sam’s sister, is devoted to her family. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for them.

Eva, Beth’s sister, is the smart one. (Read: not the pretty one.) Her life seems perfect on the surface, but sibling rivalry runs deep.

Martin, Beth’s brother, is the firstborn, the former golden boy turned inside-the Beltway businessman. But what is he hiding?

Someone knows something. Someone betrayed Beth.

This is the story of the Min-Lindstroms. This is the story of the all-American family as it implodes under the weight of secrets, lies and the unchecked desire for wealth and power.

A.H. Kim is an immigrant, graduate of Harvard College and Berkeley Law, lawyer, and mother of two sons. She lives in San Francisco with her husband. A Good Family is her first novel.

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Publisher: HarperCollins
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1525804588
Item Weight: 0.6 lbs
Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
"Will keep readers guessing...A Good Family is a lively suspense diversion that provides the eternally welcome assurance that nobody has it all, at least not forever."--The Washington Post

"Surprising secrets abound in this fresh and inventive novel...a standout debut."—Booklist, starred review

"This addictive, over-the-top dramedy would make for a great TV series."  —Publishers Weekly

"A story of money, family, who you can trust, and the extremes to which one will go, for blood. I couldn't put it down."—Lisa Ling, host of CNN's This Is Life

"Cleverly written...the most compelling part of A Good Family is how the deeper complexities of each character are revealed throughout the novel...A Good Family lays bare what we all know to be true: that no family is perfect." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Filled with sharp insights about the dynamics of uber-privileged communities and stark glimpses into prison life, this smart debut will keep readers turning the pages until its surprising conclusion." —Angie Kim, bestselling author of Miracle Creek

"This is a gem of a book from start to finish, and a fantastic debut novel.” –Lydia Kang, author of Opium and Absinthe

"A searing and heartfelt debut." —Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of Essie

"An outstanding debut novel." –Frolic

"Assured and addictive, Kim's debut is a chilling, killing exploration of family dysfunction."--Booklist review of audiobook
A.H. Kim (Ann) was born in South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. Ann was educated at Harvard College and Berkeley Law. Prior to becoming a novelist, Ann practiced corporate law for many years and served as chief of staff to the CEO and as head of investor relations at a Fortune 200 company.

Ann is the proud mother of two sons, a longtime cancer survivor, and community volunteer. After many years living in the Bay Area, Ann and her husband now call Ann Arbor home.