The Help

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Turtleback Books, Apr 5, 2011 - Fiction - 534 pages
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The wildly popular "New York Times" bestseller and reading group favorite.
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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User Review  - Christina_E_Mitchell - LibraryThing

The book is not "To Kill A Mockingbird" - the quintessential novel on Southern race relations and Jim Crow - but it is an entertaining and thoughtful read. Read full review

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

I have had this book on hold at the library since about August and just when I thought I would have to go out and buy it I received an email informing me that it was finally my turn. At this point I ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kathryn Stockett was born in 1969 in Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing. She soon got a job in magazine marketing and publishing in New York City. She became famous in 2009 with her debut novel, The Help. Her book tells the story of African-American Maids working in white households in Jackson Mississippi during the 1960's. It sold over ten million copies and spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List.

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