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Monday, January 12, 2015

An Oprah's Book Club book

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

By: Ayana Mathis

Genre:  Adult fiction

Pages: 243

Published: 2012

Read: January

3.5 out of 5

I love books told by different perspectives. This one is twelve different chapters each told about one or more of Hattie’s children with the last one being from the perspective of her granddaughter, Sula. Some are narrated by Hattie herself while others are told directly by the child. Due to the format of each chapter this novel could be looked at as a series of short stories, however the reader will gather more insight on Hattie with each telling. The stories are told chronologically from 1923 to 1980. I very much enjoyed the format of the book, however I continually desired more from each chapter/short story. If you enjoy historical fiction, especially from a multicultural aspect you should read this one, an Oprah’s book club choice. This would be a great discussion book for book clubs as well. 

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