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Ayana Mathis

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A New York Times Notable Book An NPR Best Book of the Year A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up by the tides of the Great Migration, flees Georgia and heads north. Full of hope, she settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she marries a man who will bring …