Maplewood Community Library - Adult Reading Group

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8/20/2013 at 6:30 PM to 8/20/2013 at 8:00 PM


The Maplewood Adult Reading Group welcomes new members throughout the year. This month's selection is The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis.

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 mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation.

Several copies of the book are available to check out from Maplewood in advance of the meeting.  
Location: Maplewood Community Library
1111 Dewey Ave.
Rochester, NY 14613
Contact: (585) 428-8220



Disabled or
Hearing Impaired
This library is handicapped accessible.
To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304
ten days prior to the program.

Food Offerings:

Coffee is provided.

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