Women of Good Fortune

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by Sophie Wan

Publication date: March 5, 2024
Publisher: Graydon House
Hardcover: 352 Pages

Publisher Description

A reluctant bride and her two best friends plot to steal all the gift money from her glitzy high-society wedding in this dazzling, heartfelt, funny novel for fans of Crazy Rich Asians

Bride-to-be Lulu is about to marry Shanghai’s most eligible bachelor. She just has one secret: she isn’t in love with him and is only marrying him to fix her family’s financial issues. But for Lulu and her two best friends, her upcoming nuptials may offer a different opportunity entirely…

It will be the social event of the season, lavish and over the top, but the three women’s focus will be on one thing: the red envelopes filled with cash gifts, stored in an elaborate safe at the center of the ballroom. More than enough money to solve all their problems and transform their lives.

Friends who steal together, stay together.

With the help of a mysterious luxury goods counterfeiter and a snarky getaway driver, the friends forge a brilliant plan to lift all the red envelopes on the big day. But as their plot grows increasingly complicated and relationships are caught in the cross fire, they’re forced to face that having it all might come at a steep price.

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About the author

Sophie Wan is a Bay Area native who is now battling the winters in Philadelphia. She graduated from UC Berkeley and spends far too much time drafting emails and drinking tea. Women of Good Fortune is her debut novel.

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“Sophie Wan’s glittering debut, Women of Good Fortune, is a delightful romp inside an elite Shanghai wedding and the complicated women who are determined to stage a heist there.”
—Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meet Me at the Lake

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Crazy Rich Asians, but add a heist led by three feisty women fed up with society’s double standards? YES PLEASE. I loved every second of this fun, fast-paced book with hilarious hijinks that begs the question: can women really ever have it all?”
—Colleen Oakley, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise

“With an incredibly entertaining cast, sharp insights into class and gender, and glamorous settings, this is a most delectable read.”
—Kyla Zhao, author of The Fraud Squad

“[S]harp, biting, brilliant.” Booklist (starred review)

“[A] crackling debut…. The novel moves along briskly while dutifully adhering to the tropes of the heist genre, but this stands out for its unexpected depth; Wan expertly delves into her protagonists’ emotional backstories and reveals their complexities…. Wan pulls this off without a hitch.”Publishers Weekly




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