Behold the Dreamers
2 journalers for this copy...
This name has been croppping up a lot recently; it is new to me and I was happy to find this in my favourite bookshop.
Journal Entry 2
Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Sunday, March 28, 2021
Very impressed by this writer; I could not put the book down.
Jende and his wife Neni are a vey sympathetic and hardworking couple from Cameroon trying to make a future for themselves in New York, while Neni studies with the intention of becoming a pharmacist. Jende finds a job as chauffeur for Clark Edwards, who works for Lehman Brothers, though the does not tell his boss that he doesn't have a green card and has applied for asylum. All goes well until...
Journal Entry 3
Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Friday, July 9, 2021
Released 1 yr ago (7/9/2021 UTC) at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland
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I set this aside for a bookcrosser on the Oppem birthday list, sending it early.
I hope you enjoy it!
Journal Entry 4
Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, September 19, 2021
Thank you so much, over-the-moon, for this wishlist book! I have been wanting to read it for a while and I think I am going to enjoy it. Thank you also for the lovely postcards, I use them as bookmarks and have quite a collection. It seems my birthday is going to be quite promising :-))))
Journal Entry 5
Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, August 7, 2022
A very interesting book about immigration in the USA and the pursuit of the American dream, through the struggles of a family from Cameroon. Living in Europe, I have no dreamy or naïve ideas about the American way of life, but I understand that, for many people from less fortunate countries, the United States is still appealing. This book doesn’t sugar coat the hardships of immigrants, it is in fact quite brutal in the contrasts between the well-off and the ones who have less. There are some interesting twists in the plot, but I thought the ending a bit too neat.