PERTH: November's Book Club Meeting

Hi Ladies,

November's book is The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis

Fifteen years old and blazing with the hope of a better life, Hattie Shepherd fled the horror of the American South on a dawn train bound for Philadelphia.
Hattie's is a tale of strength, of resilience and heartbreak that spans six decades. Her American dream is shattered time and again: a husband who lies and cheats and nine children raised in a cramped little house that was only ever supposed to be temporary.
She keeps the children alive with sheer will and not an ounce of the affection they crave. She knows they don't think her a kind woman — but how could they understand that all the love she had was used up in feeding them and clothing them.
How do you prepare your children for a world you know is cruel?

The lives of this unforgettable family form a searing portrait of twentieth century America. From the revivalist tents of Alabama to Vietnam, to the black middle-class enclave in the heart of the city, to a filthy bar in the ghetto, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is an extraordinary, distinctive novel about the guilt, sacrifice, responsibility and heartbreak that are an intrinsic part of ferocious love.


This will be our final book club meeting for 2013 so we hope you can make it.  Happy reading!

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  • Bronwyn C.

    Sorry - been out of the loop for a bit. The Garden has been cancelled?

    December 1, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Hi Bronwyn! Yep, unfortunately the xmas party was cancelled a few weeks ago now due to lack of numbers. All rsvp'ers to the event should have received an email from me, with details to get a refund if you had paid the entry already. Send me a private message with your bank transfer details if I owe you a refund.

      December 3, 2013

  • Janis S

    Thanks Brooke for organizing and running the monthly meetings. Also to Suzanne - sorry you couldn't make tonight so I could say goodbye- all the best for Sydney. See you in 2014 if not before! X

    November 26, 2013

  • Lily

    I tried to come but couldn't find the group :(

    November 26, 2013

    • Suzi Y.

      Oh no, we are up stairs in the function room

      November 26, 2013

  • Erin B

    Sorry, I can no longer make it due to stupid work :(
    Have fun, see you next year

    November 25, 2013

    • Erin B

      Actually, got an early flight home, yay, see you there

      November 26, 2013

  • saraya M.

    I can't make it tomorrow unfortunately, but I would love to attend in the future. When will the next book club be?

    November 25, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Hi Saraya, we take a break from book club though Dec & early Jan but check back in the new year fircthe next meetup posting.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Christine G.

    Sorry I cant make it tomorrow but look forward to the next meetup in the new year x

    November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Suzanne, has the christmas party event been cancelled? If so is it possible to get a refund please? Thank you!

    November 20, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Hi Sylvie, yes it was and all attendees were sent an email with the details to get a refund. It may be in your junk email, it was sent from my personal email address. If you email your bank details I will refund the money. Thanls

      November 20, 2013

  • kanta

    I am sorry I can't make this event...

    November 1, 2013

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