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Behold the dreamers: a novel (#2)
(Mbue, Imbolo,)
At the intersection of "Americanah" and "The Help" comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages - one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% - both chasing their version of the American Dream. 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 son 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.
Genre(s):
Cameroonians United States -- Fiction
Immigrants United States -- Fiction
Upper class United States -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction

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397 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Immortalists, The (Hardback)
(Benjamin, Chloe, )
It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children -- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness -- sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco. Dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy. Eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate. Bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds. (This kit contains hardback books).
Genre(s):
Prophecies -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Fortune-tellers -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Fate and fatalism -- Fiction
THIS KIT CONTAINS HARDBACK BOOKS

Pages:
343 p

Kit Level: Adult

Number of Kits: 1
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Rules of magic, The (Hardback)
(Hoffman, Alice, )
"For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique...From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle...they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse...The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy."-- Adapted from book jacket (This kit contains hardback books).
Genre(s):
Family secrets -- Fiction
Women -- Fiction
Romance fiction
Family secrets
Romance fiction
THIS KIT CONTAINS HARDBACK BOOKS

Pages:
366 p

Kit Level: Adult

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