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Two Meet The Author Events This Month

The fourth annual Largo Turns a Page community read at Largo Public Library features a riveting debut novel by Imbolo Mbue. Behold the Dreamers is a 2017 Oprah's Book Club pick and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and lit up the literary community when it appeared. Mbue, a self-taught writer, has crafted a deeply empathetic novel about marriage, class, and race, and the crevasses in the American Dream.

Behold the Dreamers tells the story of Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem who lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, in the fall of 2007. Jende hopes the new job will enable him, his adored wife, Neni, and his young son, to live a better life in America. When Neni is hired as household help by Clark's wife, their situation only improves. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Desperate to shield the fragile life they've built in New York, the Jongas protect their employers, even when the wealthy couple's secrets begin to drive a wedge between Jende and Neni. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, all four lives are dramatically upended, and Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

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The community read continues until the first weekend in March when we will welcome Behold the Dreamers author Imbolo Mbue to the library. Readers are invited to meet the author at a public reception and book signing in Gallery 120, where copies of Behold the Dreamers will be available for sale. The Author Talk will follow at 2:30 in the Jenkins Community Wing. Seats can be reserved for the Author Talk by picking up free tickets at Largo Library. Tickets are not needed for the book signing.

 

Largo Turns a Page 2018 with Behold the Dreamers author Imbolo Mbue

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm — Author Visit, Reception and Book Signing in Gallery 120

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:30pm — Author Talk in Jenkins Community Wing

 

Dunedin PubLic Library Showcases with The Art of Racing in the Rain author Garth Stein

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm — hors d'oeuvres, Author Talk & Book Signing
Sponsored by the Dunedin Friends of the Library & Dunedin Public Library Foundation, Inc.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Information Desk.

 

Library Closings for February, 2018

All Libraries are closed for President's Day, February 19, 2018.

Please click here to see the complete listing of Library closings and time changes.

 

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