RHRC Live! On the Road with Imbolo Mbue: Edina

Random House Book Club Event Featuring Oprah's Book Club Pick,

August 15, 2017 in Edina, MN

It’s a book to read right now.” – Oprah Winfrey, announcing her Summer 2017 book club selection (June 26, 2017)

Follow in Oprah’s footsteps and read Imbolo Mbue’s PEN/Faulkner Award–winning novel BEHOLD THE DREAMERS, the Oprah’s Book Club selection for summer 2017! Plus, grab your friends and join Imbolo for a Random House Reader’s Circle Live! event at Edina’s Barnes & Noble concept store on Tuesday, August 15, at 7:00 PM.

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres with fellow book lovers as Imbolo shares the events in her life that shaped her critically acclaimed debut novel, which weaves together the story of a Cameroonian immigrant and a Lehman Brothers executive during the 2008 financial crisis. She’ll also talk about her writing process, her experiences in publishing, and what it’s like to be an Oprah’s Book Club selection.


Event Details

What was Included

  • Guaranteed seating
  • A signed trade paperback copy of BEHOLD THE DREAMERS
  • Opportunity to hear Imbolo Mbue speak
  • Random House Stadium Cup
  • Wine & hors d'oeuvres

Date & Time

August 15, 2017
7:00PM to 9:00PM


Edina, MN

Barnes & Noble
Galleria Edina
3230 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435


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About the Hosts

IMBOLO MBUE is a native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for more than a decade, she lives in New York City.

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS, her critically acclaimed debut novel, won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was named by The New York Times and The Washington Post as one of their Notable Books of 2016. It was also named as a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, Amazon,Kirkus Reviews, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian and the The St. Louis Dispatch. The novel also won the 2017 Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award.