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Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. Her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, was a New York Times Bestseller and was selected by Oprah Winfrey as the second pick for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives in Brooklyn.

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
Written by Ayana Mathis
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | December 2012
$26.00/(Canada) | 978-0-8041-2102-6 (0-8041-2102-8)

The newest Oprah’s 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... Read more






The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Written by Ayana Mathis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-94970-7 (0-307-94970-2)

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

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... Read more





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