This month’s Between the Line’s Book Club pick is The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis. We’ll be meeting in person at Arden Dimick Library tomorrow (March 28) at 10:30AM. Arden Dimick Library is located at 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95864.
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is Ayana Mathis’ first novel and it got an amazing amount of attention. Here’s some interviews with Ayana that provide background information about her as well as some insight into the novel:
Twelve Tribes was one of Oprah’s Book Club pics. Here’s Ayana talking with Oprah about the book.
This New York Times Article talks about Ayana Mathis’s life, and the buss behind the book.
And here’s a nice long interview with Ayana from Mosiac Literary Magazine. I especially enjoyed her explanation of why the first of Hattie’s children to have a voice is Floyd.
Hope to see those of you in the Sacramento area tomorrow, and leave your comments below!