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    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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    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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    ISBN 9780425232200
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 534
    Publisher Date 2011-04-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Berkley Pub Group
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.88 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Stockett, Kathryn
    Country of Origin United States

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