Recommended : The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

July 5, 2013

I recently finished “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” I had been seeing this book everywhere and finally bought it for my Kindle and my recent trip to Colorado.
The Amazon synopsis reads: “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.”
I found the book absorbing as each chapter represents a different one of Hattie’s children – it kept things interesting and each one was a mini story unto itself. Enjoy it!

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