December 29, 2012 11:37 PM

Book review | ‘The Twelve Tribes of Hattie’: Grim tales from a struggling family

“The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” BY Ayana Mathis falls into that growing tradition of books that hover somewhere between a novel and a collection of short stories — an unintended effect, perhaps, of the workshop setting that so many writers pass through nowadays.

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