Walker Book Group

March 10, 2019 | 5:30 PM

Join the Walker Book Group for a welcoming potluck supper and lively book discussion on Sunday, March 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm in Channing Hall. Newcomers are always welcome.

Bring a dish to share and a small contribution to cover beverages. Be responsible for cleanup if using Albany UU’s kitchen or be green and bring your own dishes and flatware.

We will discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbulo Mbue.  This riveting novel contrasts the marriage of an immigrant couple with the troubled marriage of their employers, a New York City couple comfortably ensconced in the top one percent. The Cameroon immigrant is hoping to be granted asylum so he, his wife, and young son may remain in America. The novel covers the couples’ struggles after the economy collapses in 2008. The NPR reviewer concluded: “Mbue is a wonderful writer with an uncanny ear for dialogue — there are no false notes here, no narrative shortcuts, and certainly no manufactured happy endings. It’s a novel that depicts a country both blessed and doomed, on top of the world, but always at risk of losing its balance. It is, in other words, quintessentially American.”

On April 14, we will discuss The Fish who Ate the Whale: Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen.  On May 12, we will discuss a classic novel to be selected at our March meeting.  We hope you will join us.

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