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March 2013 - THE TWELVE TRIBES (POSTPONED to 3/12)

Hello All!

I have made the decision to postpone this month's discussion of the TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE. While the weather isn't too bad right now they are predicting more snow and rain for later and I don't want anyone to drive in that or to stay home and miss our discussion. That being said, we will meet on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00p.m. at Barnes & Noble. If you could please comment (or change your RSVP accordingly) I will know that you got this message. You can also send me a personal email [masked].

Thanks & stay warm!

Susan

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 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.

Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion! Came away with a better impression of the book.

    March 12, 2013

  • barbara

    sorry i can't manke it

    March 12, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Sorry, I'm still at work, don't think I'm going to make it!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have plans already.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tuesday is better for me as well....

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tuesday is even better (since I can actually get there by 7 as opposed to 730)

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I read the book and was so excited to attend the meetup, but we are moving this week back to Long Island and there's just too much to do. I already have April's book and plan on attending that group. Hope everyone enjoys..

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am going to have to work Thursday evening

    March 2, 2013

  • Stella R.

    Sorry to miss the meeting. See you all in April

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to see if I can get out of work in time, but I live in the area and hope I can make it! Book choices sound interesting.

    February 23, 2013

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