Good Read | The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

There’s an old adage that says April showers bring May flowers. Well, I say April showers bring lots of great days for reading. It’s nothing like curling up with a good book + your favorite drink on a rainy day.

This selection is perfect for those rainy day reads or just because it’s a really good book. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie chronicles the life of Hattie and her 12 children. Yes, TWELVE. And all they went through during the Great Migration of the 1920s. Hattie was meek and resilient but also a strong women who lacked tenderness and nurturing. Ironic for her to have so many kids, right? What’s so interesting is how Hattie’s own dysfunction and idiosyncrasies affected her marriage and every single one of her children. The author takes you through everything from the death of children to homosexuality to the effects of infidelity, and I saw how truly important self care is for women, especially for wives & mothers. It’s also a perfect picture of what happens when mental illness is not addressed and how detrimental it can be for everyone involved. My heart went out to Hattie and her children, and I think every mom should read this book (to see what not to do). I give this book 4.5 stilettos only because I wanted more. The end left me with more questions, and I could totally go for a sequel.

Will you be adding this one to your bookshelf?


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