The Help

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Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home from college with a degree, but her mother won't be happy until her daughter has a ring on her finger. And there's no solace for Skeeter, because her beloved maid Constantine, who raised her, has disappeared. Aibileen is a black maid, raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her since the death of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. Aibileen's best friend is Minny, the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue. Seemingly as different as can be, these women will come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk.

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User Review  - Linda G. - Overstock.com

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

User Review  - steelbird - Overstock.com

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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About the author (2009)

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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