Breakout #4: THE UNSETTLED


AYANA MATHIS’ debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie—chosen for Oprah’s Book Club—introduced us to a luminous new literary talent. In her follow-up, The Unsettled, Mathis shows again that she is that rare, fearless writer able to deal with large themes of race and injustice while offering intimate family stories that go straight at the heart. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, The Unsettled is a gripping multigenerational story set in racially turbulent Philadelphia and in the tiny town of Bonaparte, Alabama. In conversation with New York Times Op-ed columnist PAMELA PAUL, Mathis will talk about her new novel, her craft, and some of the themes that haunt her. 

July 20
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm


Ayana Mathis, Pamela Paul

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