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December 13, 2012

Oprah Picks Ayana Mathis

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 11:02 am

The Twelve Tribes of HattieThis past June, Oprah selected Cheryl Strayed’s Wild for her first Book Club 2.0 book. Her next pick is The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (Knopf). Said Winfrey: “The opening pages of Ayana’s debut took my breath away. I can’t remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison.”

In PW‘s starred review of the novel, we said: “Mathis weaves this story with confidence, proving herself a gifted and powerful writer.” The book traces the life of Hattie Shepherd through the eyes of her offspring, depicting a family whose members are distant, fiercely proud, and desperate for connection with their mother.

Wild has sold 188,000 of its 242,000 copies since Oprah selected it according to Nielsen BookScan.

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