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Publisher Description

“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.

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
December 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Meadowswoman ,

Twelves Tribes of Hattie

Very, very touching. I can't say I understand all of it and got lost at times. But, that being said, it was beautiful.

Emussatto ,

Recommend

Beautifully human story.

Brandee G. ,

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

I really enjoyed this book!! The depths of the characters, their lives, and the world the writer creates is easy to dream up and every chapter leaves you wanting more. The way this book is written is so interesting and different. Loved it.

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