The Help

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Penguin Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 544 pages
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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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Great characters, great dialogue, great plot. - Goodreads
I also was very disappointed with the ending. - Goodreads
Also, it is easy to read and flows nicely. - Goodreads
Love the character development and different dialect. - Goodreads
I loved the first person writing in this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Anna Mickelsen - Book Verdict

In 1960s Jackson, MS, three very different women are brought together by a project that attempts to tell the stories of black women in service. Brilliantly narrated by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell. Read full review

Good price for a great book.

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Made it very easy to ship this book to a friend. I loved the book and wanted her to read it! Read full review

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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 nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.

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