The Best Books of 2012

They're here! The 19 books O's editors (and some of our favorite writers) can't stop talking about. (Hint: They also make great holiday gifts and book club picks.)

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

256 pages; Knopf
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ayana Mathis's novel about one family's journey from the segregated South through five and a half turbulent, soul-searing decades, is such a masterful debut, Oprah chose it as the second Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.

Featured in Oprah's Book Club 2.0 in 2012.