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UH Book Club: Behold the Dreamers

June 7, 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Spielberg Chapel

Join us for a discussion of the book Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. 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. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

(Synopsis from Amazon.com)

You can join us for just one session if you like a particular book or come to all of the sessions. There is no long-term commitment necessary.  RSVP to Angie so we know how many people to expect.

Upcoming Books

July 5: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
August 2: Eleanor & Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn
October 4: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
November 1: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
December 6: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
January 3: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
February 7: City of Light by Lauren Belfer
March 7: The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
April 4: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
May 2: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
June 6: Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
July 11: The Girl from Berlin: A Novel (Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart) by Ronald Balson