Add this Event to Calendar 09/18/2019 05:30 PM 09/18/2019 07:00 PM Book Club

Join us for a discussion of the book Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.

Call it a recession novel, or an immigrant tale -- both are true. 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.

Rotterdam Branch