Browseabout Book Club

The Browseabout Book Club selection for February is 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, 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. 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' facades.

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.

Purchase books at Browseabout for 10% off the price - please let the staff member know you are buying it for the book club. Hot beverages from Browseabout's cafe are half price during the meeting.

Meetings take place on the third Sunday of the month, September through May, beginning at 3:30 PM. No registration is required. Come for one discussion, or come for them all!

Event date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
133 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971