The Expatriates follows the story of three women living in Hong Kong. I initially picked it up because I was expecting it to be similar to the movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. While the plots were very different, fans of the movie will like this book, as well.
Mercy is a young Korean-American graduate of Columbia who is struggling to make a living. Hilary is a wealthy housewife who desperately wants a child. Margaret is a happily married mother of three. The events that lead to their stories combining are heartbreaking and compelling. If you’re looking for a great book to use for a book club, this is a good one.