I am always curious which book Oprah is going to pick for her Book Club. As an avid reader, I try to read- or at least pay attention to- what she chooses because I’m constantly seeking good book recommendations. I read her last pick, Wild, before it was announced as the book for Oprah’s club. That book was very good and Reese Witherspoon is producing the film adaptation which is going to be wonderful.
This month the book is called The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. At first I thought nah, not for me but upon closer inspection, this looks like it has potential. The plot is intriguing and I’d like to read it. Here is the Amazon link.
The official synopsis:
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.
Will you be reading this book?