Between the Lines Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

between the lines book club logoBetween the Lines Book Club will be meeting on March 23rd at Arden Dimick Library from 10:30-12. Our book this month is Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.

Behold the Dreamers is a novel about Jende Jonga, an immigrant from Cameroon, and his family. Jende gets a job as a chauffeur for a Lehman Brothers executive in 2007. When Lehman Brothers collapses, Jende and his wife struggle to maintain their marriage and their jobs.

Behold the Dreamers received critical acclaim when it was published in 2016. For reviews, check out these links:

New York Times

NPR

Washington Post

And here is a lengthy interview with author Imbolo Mbue following the book being selected for Oprah’s Book Club:

 

 

 

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