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Cover to Cover Book Discussion Group

Behold the Dreamers

2021-04-21 12:00:00 2021-04-21 13:00:00 America/Chicago Cover to Cover Book Discussion Group Join us virtually to discuss "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue. Virtual Branch

Wednesday, April 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-21 12:00:00 2021-04-21 13:00:00 America/Chicago Cover to Cover Book Discussion Group Join us virtually to discuss "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue. Virtual Branch

Join us virtually to discuss "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue.

About this month's title:

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book. Named one of the best books of the year by NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews 

A limited number of physical copies of the selected title are available in advance at the Belt Branch for check out. This selection is also available digitally on the library's Overdrive app.

This program is for adults 18+. Discussion will be held virtually via Zoom. Advance registration required; meeting details will be e-mailed the day before the program.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Talks |

TAGS: | Book Discussion |

Virtual Branch

virtualrooms@rhcl.org
Phone: 816-205-7000
Fax: 816-236-2133
Branch manager
Michelle Mears

Hours
Mon, Apr 19 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Tue, Apr 20 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Wed, Apr 21 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Thu, Apr 22 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Fri, Apr 23 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Sat, Apr 24 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Sun, Apr 25 12:00AM to 11:45PM

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