The Hopewell Valley Education Foundation presents

A BOOK LOVERS’ LUNCHEON with Author Imbolo Mbue

Author of the New York Times Best Seller, “Behold the Dreamers” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, has been adapted into an opera, about to become a stage play, and was recently optioned for a movie.

In this book, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman and Brothers, in the fall of 2007. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Jende’s wife, Neni, temporary work at their summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. Then the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Desperate to keep Jende’s job, which grows more tenuous by the day, the Jongas try to protect the Edwardses from certain truths, even as their own marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 11:30–3:00 PM
Admission $65

The Book Lover’s luncheon is a fundraiser for the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation. Proceeds will support the annual Author-in-Residence program in the Hopewell Valley public schools. ($25 of the admission fee is tax deductible.)

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You can register to attend by mail by downloading and printing this pdf form, or electronically by clicking this link online.

Luncheon Location:
Cobblestone Creek Country Club, Lawrenceville, NJ (formerly Greenacres Country Club) Lawrenceville, NJ (located on Rt. 206 across from Rider University)