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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis




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"A remarkable page-turner of a novel." --Chicago Tribune

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up by the tides of the Great Migration, flees Georgia and heads north. Full of hope, she settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment, and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins are lost to an illness that a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children, whom she raises with grit, mettle, and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them to meet a world that will not be kind. Their lives, captured here in twelve luminous threads, tell the story of a mother's monumental courage--and a nation's tumultuous journey.

A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year

An Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection

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Overview

"A remarkable page-turner of a novel." --Chicago Tribune

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up by the tides of the Great Migration, flees Georgia and heads north. Full of hope, she settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment, and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins are lost to an illness that a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children, whom she raises with grit, mettle, and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them to meet a world that will not be kind. Their lives, captured here in twelve luminous threads, tell the story of a mother's monumental courage--and a nation's tumultuous journey.

A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year

An Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780307949707
  • ISBN-10: 0307949702
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.24 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

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