SEASON 4, EPISODE 407 | AIRED ON 02/03/13

Oprah's Book Club 2.0: Oprah and Ayana Mathis, Author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 returns with author Ayana Mathis and her sweeping debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Ayana's New York Times best-selling book captivatingly tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one indomitable heroine, Hattie Shepherd, and her unforgettable family. Oprah and Ayana delve into the book's soul-stirring themes, including parenting, loss, survival and redemption.

In this revealing interview, Ayana shares how she overcame criticism and self-doubt and went on to create her critically acclaimed first novel. She divulges the person from her life who was the inspiration for Hattie Shepherd, and reveals how she developed each supremely human character.