The Help

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Penguin, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 544 pages
The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure.

Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...
 

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This was a very funny and captivating story, enjoyed reading it and recommended it to several of my friends. Read full review

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Great book. Definitely transports you to another generation when choices were not always considered our own. Hard to put down once you start reading it. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
30
Section 4
47
Section 5
54
Section 6
70
Section 7
90
Section 8
104
Section 20
261
Section 21
274
Section 22
282
Section 23
294
Section 24
300
Section 25
320
Section 26
333
Section 27
342

Section 9
112
Section 10
123
Section 11
142
Section 12
152
Section 13
166
Section 14
182
Section 15
198
Section 16
207
Section 17
212
Section 18
229
Section 19
238
Section 28
370
Section 29
388
Section 30
402
Section 31
407
Section 32
411
Section 33
414
Section 34
426
Section 35
445
Section 36
447
Section 37
453
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About the author (2009)

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and creative writing, she moved to New York City, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for sixteen years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.

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