November's Book Club Meeting

Hi Ladies!

In November we will be reading The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis.  There are a few copies in the HK public libraries but this one is not available in Dymocks.

Here's the description:

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.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Rayna and Fiona

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  • Nicole

    Great to meet so many friendly faces! Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Looking forward to the next one.

    November 26, 2013

  • Pam J.

    very interesting with good discussions.

    November 26, 2013

  • Renu

    Enjoyed the discussion on the month's book and getting to know everyone.

    2 · November 21, 2013

  • Catrina

    Great opportunity to meet new people!

    2 · November 20, 2013

  • GG

    Thanks for a great meetup:). Lovely meeting all of u.

    2 · November 20, 2013

  • Nichola I.

    Sorry flying to UK tomorrow and running out of time to pack!

    November 20, 2013

    • Rayna

      No worries! We hope to see you at the next meeting. Have a safe trip!

      November 20, 2013

  • Nicole

    Fantastic - downloaded to the Kindle - and looking forward to meeting lots of new people!

    November 3, 2013

    • Fiona R.

      Hi Nicole, looking forward to meeting you, welcome to the group!

      November 3, 2013

  • GG

    I look forward to reading the Twelve Tribes... and meeting everyone:)

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Fiona R.

      Welcome to the group, we're looking forward to meeting you too!

      October 28, 2013

  • Pam J.

    I've already started the book, and am finding it interesting so far. I think it might be an uncomfortable read, considering the places and time the stories are set in!

    1 · October 24, 2013

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