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    Good debut novel, bit of a letdown at the end

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The dreamers are Jende and Neni Jonga, a young couple from Cameroon trying to make it in New York. They have dreams for themselves, but mostly for their children. They are hardworking and optimistic, but just when they think they are getting a big break, the recession hits. This debut novel is well-written, and just flows. This is a book of hope, dreams and, in the end, sadness. You feel a connection to the characters and want so much for them to succeed. As Jende is interviewing for a well-paying job as a private chauffeur, you feel for him as he sweats through his shirt. You feel Neni’s discomfort as she looks around and realizes she doesn’t fit in at a party, and root for her when she quite firmly tells a college dean that she will become a pharmacist. By the same token, you feel empathy also for Jende’s employer and his wife. You feel the weight of the world on Clark Edwards’ shoulders as Lehman Brothers comes crashing down, and feel Cindy Edwards’ pain as her marriage unravels. There are many facets to both couples, and the author skillfully paints a full picture of both couples. While the writing and character development are excellent, I expected more from the story. The end certainly let me down. Realistic it may be, but I was so hoping for something much different.
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    A good read and an important one

    I enjoyed this book. Found it a real eye opener to the reality of immigrants coming to the US , their difficult struggle to maintain dignity while trying to keep their dreams alive. Everyone has problems in life, but they're somewhat easier with financial security.
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    Good first novel.

    The right story for the times. Some of the plot is predictable, but I didn't lose interest and the writing was solid.
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    Very topical

    I liked the insight into the plight of immigrants and the contrast to Lehman Bros executives. Not clear who was better off in the end. The ending was a bit of a let down. I had the feeling that the author reached the word count and just wrapped it up.
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    good

    I found the story interesting - the contrast of immigrants and the American family who really did not treat the immigrant family well. And went Jende and family made the decision to return home I was unahappy as I felt they could have found another way to stay in the U.S. they did not have a good advocate.
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