Short film. Based on award winning story by LGBT fiction pioneer Richard Hall.

Another Country



The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana MathisThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis
Alfred A. Knopf, 243 pages, $24.95


IT IS POSSIBLE that you’ve already heard of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, which was a featured selection of Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, still a potent force in publishing and enough to guarantee that Ayana Mathis’ debut novel would be an instant best-seller.  The book is of a piece with many of Winfrey’s selections: a finely written, often poetic piece of fiction featuring a strong if flawed female character at the heart of the story. It’s also a useful introduction to a chapter of American history that many white readers may not know about.

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