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Evening Book Club

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

books-484754_1280The Evening Book Club will discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.

In 2007, Manhattan-based Cameroonian immigrant Jende Jonga gets a job chauffeuring for Lehman Brothers executive Clark Edwards, easing the financial strain on his family. At first, all goes well, but problems in the Edwards’ marriage lead to problems for the Jongas, and when Lehman falls, both families are caught up in the terrible aftermath. The Jongas — at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, fearing deportation — have much more to lose than the wealthy Edwards family, but together provide a perspective on the accessibility (or lack thereof) of the American Dream, as well as a poignant look at globalization and immigrant life. (Description from NoveList)

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Date:
December 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States
Phone:
908-322-5007
Website:
scotlb.org

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Reference Department
Phone:
(908) 322-5007 ext 204
Email:
library@scotlib.org
Website:
scotlib.org