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.
||Maplewood Community Library|
1111 Dewey Ave.
Rochester, NY 14613
Disabled or |
This library is handicapped accessible. |
To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304
ten days prior to the program.
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