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Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
04/10/2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.). Synopsis: In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.