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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) (Unabridged)

by Ayana Mathis

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A debut of extraordinary distinction: through the trials of one unforgettable family, Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of love and bitterness and the promise of a new America. In 1923, 15-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. Captured here in 12 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 glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life.

Customer Reviews

Don't waste your Money

I want my money back. This book goes nowhere. The ending was horrible. Wish. I hadn't gotten it.

Big Disappointment

Very disappointing. The book outlines twelve charters but has no real store. None of the character's story lines intersect. It is like a bunch of short stories.

Download issue

I download the book but only got part 1....called Apple and got no where

Ayana Mathis, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Adam Lazarre-White
  • Published: 2012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Random House Audio
  • Presented by Audible.com

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