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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (Releasing in February 2013) was recently picked for Oprah’s Book Club!

A dream come true for any novelist is a call from Oprah Winfrey with the news that their novel has been chosen for her book club... That dream recently came true for Ayana Mathis, the author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Ms. Winfrey announced at the beginning of December that she had chosen the novel for her famous book club, and had this to say about Ayana's work of fiction - “The opening pages of Ayana’s debut took my breath away. I can’t remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison.”

The New York Times also did a review of the book - click here to read it.

About the book:

Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia.

Hattie’s is a tale of strength, of resilience and heartbreak that spans six decades. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and cheats and nine children raised in a cramped little house that was only ever supposed to be temporary. She keeps the children alive with sheer will and not an ounce of the affection they crave. She knows they don’t think her a kind woman — but how could they understand that all the love she had was used up in feeding them and clothing them. How do you prepare your children for a world you know is cruel?

Follow this link for more information on The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.


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