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The Help (Paperback)

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    Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

    Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy ti......more

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Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women— mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends—view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.

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.

Author:
Stockett, Kathryn
Genre:
FICTION / Historical
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Media Tie In, Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
534
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berkley Pub Group
Publish Date:
06/28/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780425245132
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.95 lb
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    This story is great. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it. I love the way the author switches the chapters up between all the characters involved. Great story, great writing style. Loved the book.

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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was great and paperback was very easy to carry around and place in bag.
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    I read this book last summer (2011) before the movie came out - it's a great book! I actually ordered this one for a b'day gift for my sister!

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  • Wonderful storytelling

    One of the best books I have read lately! Loved the characters, great story and depicted the era wonderfully!

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    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ, THIS ONE I JUST COULDN'T PUT DOWN, GREAT AUTHOR!!

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