Format:
Large Print, Book
Author:
Mathis, Ayana.
Title:
The twelve tribes of Hattie / Ayana Mathis.
Edition:
1st large print ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Random House Large Print, c2012.
Description:
385 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
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.
Subjects:
African American women -- Fiction.
African American families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre:
Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Other Title:
12 tribes of Hattie
ISBN:
9780804121026 (lg. print)
0804121028 (lg. print)
Other Number:
815975158
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
718053
Course Reserves:
0
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1
# System items in:
1