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Mbue, Imbolo

Summary: "Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty--and Jende is eager to please....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC MBU

Mbue, Imbolo.

Summary: Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MBU

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MBU

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Mbue 2016

Mbue, Imbolo

Summary: When Jende Jonga journeys to New York City from Cameroon in 2004 on a visitors' visa in hopes of obtaining a green card, he's sure his life will only improve. After saving up enough money to bring over Jende's wife, Neni, and six-year-old son, the family moves into an apartment in Harlem. Then Jende hits the jackpot in 2007 when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a wealthy Lehman...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC MBU

Mbue, Imbolo

Summary: In the African village of Kosawa, people live in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean up and financial reparations to the villagers are made, and ignored. The country's government, led by a corrupt, brazen dictator, exists to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MBU

Mbue, Imbolo

2 holds on 6 copies

Summary: "'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating novel How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MBU

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MBU

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MBU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MBU

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Mbue 2020

Mbue, Imbolo

Summary: "'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating novel How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC MBU

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