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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amcheri - LibraryThing
I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars and decided to round it on up to 5. Yes, there were some plot points that I thought were just too obviously tossed in to advance certain arcs but beside ... Read full review
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3.5/5. I rather liked the warm tones and cute birds. The contrasting purple makes the title stick out. Length: Very long - 534 pages Notes: I selected this book based purely on the amount of good ... Read full review
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