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Oprah picks debut novel 'Behold the Dreamers' for book club

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/26/2017 By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
This cover image released by Random House shows "Behold the Dreamers," a novel by Imbolo Mbue and Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection for Oprah's Book Club. (Random House via AP) © The Associated Press This cover image released by Random House shows "Behold the Dreamers," a novel by Imbolo Mbue and Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection for Oprah's Book Club. (Random House via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is an acclaimed first novel by Cameroon-born author Imbolo (ihm-BO-low) Mbue (MEH-boo-ay).

Mbue's "Behold the Dreamers" was published last year and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, an honor previously given to Philip Roth and Ann Patchett, among others. The book tells of an immigrant from Cameroon who becomes the chauffeur for a Lehman Brothers executive not long before the 2008 financial crisis.

The selection was announced to The Associated Press on Monday by Winfrey's OWN network and "O'' magazine.

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