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Mathis, Ayana

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Works: 13 works in 91 publications in 13 languages and 5,180 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Dissertant, Contributor
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Publications about Ayana Mathis
Publications by Ayana Mathis
Most widely held works by Ayana Mathis
The twelve tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis( Book )
62 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,518 libraries worldwide
The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and monumental courage
The twelve tribes of Hattie [a novel] by Ayana Mathis( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
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. Captured here in twelve narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation
Zwölf Leben by Ayana Mathis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
<> by Ayana Mathis( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Hatties tolv stammer by Ayana Mathis( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Danish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hatties liv by Ayana Mathis( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Homegrown by Eddie D Chuculate( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Novella and stories
Ayana Mathis: The twelve tribes of Hattie Emily Raboteau: Searching for Zion : the quest for home in the African diaspora by Ayana Mathis( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In the "astonishingly powerful" novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis writes with "uncommon narrative authority" and "extraordinary psychological precision" (New York Times). The book -- selected for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 -- follows 15-year-old Hattie, who flees Georgia during the Great Migration and settles in 20th century Philadelphia to a life of harrowing domestic adversity. The story unfolds as a searing portrait of one family's loss and heartbreak, and endurance in the face of agonizing grief. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Mathis "has a gift for imbuing her characters' stories with an epic dimension that recalls Toni Morrison's writing... but her elastic voice is thoroughly her own -- both lyrical and unsparing, meditative and visceral" (New York Times)
Dvanáct kmenů Hattiiných by Ayana Mathis( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
Into the fire : stories by Daniel James Cesca( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Huonetta ja sukua by Ayana Mathis( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in Finnish and held by 1 library worldwide
The twelve tribes of Hattie : (excerpt) by Ayana Mathis( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The twelve tribes of hattie oprah's book club 2.0 by Ayana Mathis( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In 1923, seventeen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia for Philadelphia, where, though her first two babies die because she can't afford medicine, she keeps nine children alive with collard greens, old southern remedies and sheer love. Saddled with a husband who will bring her nothing but disappointment, she prepares her children for a world she knows will not be kind to them. Their trials are the trials upon which the history of America was forged, a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, and a force stronger than love or trouble, the determination to get by and get through. A searing portrait of an unforgettable family, an emotionally transfixing drama of human striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, and a ferocious vision of humanity at its most threadbare and elemental, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie introduces a writer of the very first order
 
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Languages
English (52)
German (10)
French (7)
Swedish (5)
Chinese (4)
Spanish (3)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (1)
Hebrew (1)
Finnish (1)
Czech (1)
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