I gotta get this book!
First-time author Ayana Mathis is a lucky woman. Queen O selected her novel, “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie”, as the next book club pick for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. And from the sounds of this NPR piece, Oprah liked the book – a lot:
“Winfrey says she knew she wanted to choose this book after reading the first chapter. ‘They say you can’t tell a book by a cover,’ she says, ‘but I just saw the title, Twelve Tribes of Hattie. My grandmother’s name was Hattie Mae Lee … and so I picked it up because of the title, and opened to the first page. I saw Philadelphia and Jubilee. You know that’s some black people,’ she laughs. ‘So, I thought, let me get in here, see if I know these people, and in five pages, I did.’ ”
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