The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie

byAyana Mathis

Paperback | October 8, 2013

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In 1923, seventeen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia for Philadelphia, where, though her first two babies die because she can't afford medicine, she keeps nine children alive with old southern remedies and sheer love. Saddled with a husband who brings her nothing but disappointment, she prepares her children for a world she knows will not be kind to them. Their trials are the trials on which the history of America was forged, a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, and a force stronger than love or trouble: the determination to get by and get through. A searing portrait of an unforgettable family, an emotionally transfixing drama of human striving in the face of insurmountable adversity and a ferocious vision of humanity at its most threadbare and elemental, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie introduces a writer of the very first order.

Title:The Twelve Tribes Of HattieFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443410772

ISBN - 13:9781443410779

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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