No Cliterati this Month, Ayana Mathis Reads at First Baptist Church of Decatur

Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:00pm to Friday, March 22, 2013 - 1:00am

Cliterati has generously loaned their time slot to an out of town group this month but will resume next April with fiction phenom, Allison Moon.

Ayana Mathis, author of Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Reads at First Baptist Church, Decatur, Thurday,  Mar. 21st , 7:15pm—Join us in welcoming a distinctive and acclaimed new voice in fiction: Ayana Mathis. Her new novel, ”The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” is the latest Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection. Beginning in the 1920s in Georgia, it tells the story of the Great Migration of African Americans through the trials and triumphs of one very remarkable, unforgettable family. Hattie Shepherd is 15 when she flees Georgia for a new life in Philadelphia. What she finds is a disappointing marriage and children she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. Captured in twelve luminous threads, their onrushing lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation. It is a powerful, beautiful story you will treasure, and we are pleased to be able to host this extraordinary young author and her wonderful life-giving book. This event co-sponsored with GA Center for the Book and is free and open to the public.


Event address: 
GA Center for the Book at First Baptist Church
30030 Decatur
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385350280
Availability: Special Order
Published: Alfred A. Knopf - December 6th, 2012

The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.
The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. 
A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.