The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Hardcover)
 

This item is out of stock.

Please enter your email address, we will notify you if it comes back in stock.

Club O Rewards MasterCard®

Enjoy $20 bonus after the first use, plus up to 8% rewards*.
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Hardcover)

Edition 1
Today $16.96
Get FREE SHIPPING & 5% Rewards Join Now
Item #: 14971588
    The newest Oprahís 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 tria......more

People Who Viewed This Viewed

Sponsored Links What's This?

The newest Oprahís 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 motherís monumental courage and the journey of a nation.

Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathisís The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to lastóglorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, 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.


Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writersí Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is her first novel.

Author:
Mathis, Ayana
Genre:
FICTION / African American / Historical
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
243
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publish Date:
12/06/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780385350280
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.25 lb
Was this product information helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
 
 
 
Thank you. Your feedback will help us create the best experience for our customers.

There are currently no product reviews for this product.

Be the first to write a review

Overstock.com values your opinion. Please take a moment and share what you like or don't like about a product.

Product Q&A

Ask a Question

Be the first to ask a question about this product.
Standard Return Policy:

Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More details

FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

* For your safety, some orders go through our loss prevention department. If we select your order for this process, we will immediately notify you that there may be up to a 3-day delay on your order.

** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.

Buy Now with Bitcoin Learn More