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12/19/2012 10:35 am ET Updated Mar 13, 2015

Ayana Mathis' 'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie': Why You Should Read It NOW

Ayana Mathis' debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie moved Oprah so much that it not only left her speechless, she selected it as her second book for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. The book tells the story of one family's journey from the segregated South through five and a half turbulent, soul-searching decades.

Here are some powerful quotes from the novel that Oprah and the O editors couldn't stop talking about.

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5 Reasons To Read This Book NOW
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5 Reasons To Read This Book NOW

To find out how to get the special edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie which includes Oprah's notes, click here.

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