The Twelve Tribes of Hattie  Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition


  • Author : Ayana Mathis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385350297


The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition Book Description :

The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. 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. 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 gi...

Say You re One of Them
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

Say You re One of Them


  • Author : Uwem Akpan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316032520


Say You re One of Them Book Description :

Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize theperils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay feesin order to attend school. Even when his twelve-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted. Food comes first. His family lives in a street shanty in Nairobi, Kenya,but their way of both loving and taking advantage of each other strikes a universal chord. In the second of his stories published in a New Yorker special fiction issue, Akpan takes us far beyond what we thought we knew about the tribal conflict in Rwanda. The story is told by a young g...

Ruby
Score: 3.5
From 92 Ratings

Ruby


  • Author : Cynthia Bond
  • Publisher : Hogarth Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804188241


Ruby Book Description :

Loving the beautiful but damaged Ruby all of his life, Ephram is torn between his sister and a chance for a life with Ruby when the latter returns to their small hometown and confronts the forces that traumatized her early years....

A Delicate Aggression

A Delicate Aggression


  • Author : David O. Dowling
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300215847


A Delicate Aggression Book Description :

A vibrant history of the renowned and often controversial Iowa Writers' Workshop and its celebrated alumni and faculty As the world's preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, six U.S. poet laureates, and numerous National Book Award winners. This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the "workshop" method of classroom peer criticism. Meant to simulate the rigors of editorial and critical scrutiny in the publishing industry, this educational style created an environment of both competit...

The New Literary Middlebrow

The New Literary Middlebrow


  • Author : B. Driscoll
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137402929


The New Literary Middlebrow Book Description :

The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon....

Cane River
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

Cane River


  • Author : Lalita Tademy
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0759522421


Cane River Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK The unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms. They are women whose lives begin in slavery, who weather the Civil War, and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation, Jim Crow, and the pre-Civil Rights South. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient ...

Icy Sparks
Score: 3
From 18 Ratings

Icy Sparks


  • Author : Gwyn Hyman Rubio
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101200189


Icy Sparks Book Description :

A New York Times Notable Book and the March 2001 selection of Oprah's Book Club® ! Icy Sparks is the sad, funny and transcendent tale of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 1950’s. Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s beautifully written first novel revolves around Icy Sparks, an unforgettable heroine in the tradition of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird or Will Treed in Cold Sassy Tree. At the age of ten, Icy, a bright, curious child orphaned as a baby but raised by adoring grandparents, begins to have strange experiences. Try as she might, her "secrets"—verbal croaks, groans, and physical spasms—keep afflicting her. As an adult, she will find out she has Tourette’s Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, but for years her ...

White Oleander
Score: 4
From 99 Ratings

White Oleander


  • Author : Janet Fitch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759568174


White Oleander Book Description :

The unforgettable story of a young woman's odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes on her journey to redemption. Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet who wields her luminous beauty to intimidate and manipulate men. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery - but their idyll is shattered when Astrid's mother falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, Ingrid murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison. White Oleander is the unforgettable story of Astrid's journey through a series of foster homes and her efforts to find a place for herself in impossible circumstances. Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be ...

The Bright Hour
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Bright Hour


  • Author : Nina Riggs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501169359


The Bright Hour Book Description :

"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--...

Open House
Score: 3.5
From 37 Ratings

Open House


  • Author : Elizabeth Berg
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2000-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0375505873


Open House Book Description :

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Elizabeth Berg's Once Upon a Time, There Was You. In this superb novel by the beloved author of Talk Before Sleep, The Pull of the Moon, and Until the Real Thing Comes Along, a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart. Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money. To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take in boarders. The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort; the second, a maladjusted student, is not quite so hel...