The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie

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Product Number: Z100026281
Released: Dec 06, 2012
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ISBN: #9780804127288
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The newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation. Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis's The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last-glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing novel, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream.

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Author(s): Ayana Mathis
Original Publish Date: Dec 06, 2012

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Author(s): Ayana Mathis
Product Number EB00173398
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385350297
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Author(s): Ayana Mathis
Product Number EB00173399
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385350303

Professional reviews

"Ayana Mathis has written an amazing saga of one woman, her tortuous trials and seemingly endless tribulations, and the resiliency with which she faces life. Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, and Adam Lazarre-White infuse every ounce of life possible into the enormous cast of characters. Their voices shimmer with rage, sizzle with sex, and darken with despair as almost every possible misfortune unfolds to Hattie and her nine children. An Oprah's Book Club pick, the novel captures the endless travails and tragedies Hattie experiences, but much more than the story of one woman's family, it is an engrossing, heartbreaking, clear-eyed exploration of the hardships faced by the Southern African-Americans who went North at the beginning of the twentieth century, hoping for a better life. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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