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The Help - Kathryn Stockett

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Published: 10th April 2010
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Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver...There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell...

About The Author

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama, 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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    4.0

    absorbing

    By Lakeside Lady

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      An interesting look at the lives of African American maids in the fifties. For some families they were a part of the family, for others there was a distinct line drawn.

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      5.0

      great read!

      By Lil

      from NSW, Au

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        Great read, bit like pringles once you start its really hard to stop.

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        4.0

        Thoroughly enjoyable reading

        By Del

        from Sydney

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          Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was an eye opener.

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          4.0

          Eye-opening and clever

          By Cris

          from Queensland

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            Good story as well as a bit historical. More a women's read.

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            4.0

            I read it before the hype

            By ILovetoRead

            from Clackline WA

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              I read this book, before the movie and the hype started. I enjoyed the story and the characters, I enjoyed the courage it took to do what they did, in those times.

              The movie was a good, but with the Hollywood nice added, you would do the story well to read the book and get the full story.

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              4.0

              Great Book

              By Chilihot74

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                Very interesting book, loved it. Had it all comedy, drama. Recomend reading.

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                The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable The Sunday Times A big, warm girlfriend of a book The Times Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has changed lives. It's direct descendent The Help has the same potential ... an astonishing feat of accomplishment Daily Express Outstanding, immensely funny, very compelling, brilliant Daily Telegraph Immensely readable Observer Daring, vitally important and very courageous, I loved and admired The Help. Fantastic -- Marian Keyes A laugh-out-loud, vociferously angry must-read Marie Claire Touching, disgraceful, funny. Highly recommended Daily Mail Utterly brilliant She Remarkable, shocking, brave, brilliant Easy Living Wonderfully engaging dialogue Good Housekeeping A compelling, great first novel, with soaring highs, poignant side stories and laugh-out-loud anecdotes. You'll be sorry to finish it Psychologies A winning story of courage and truth Woman & Home A brisk, involving read Metro An exciting and atmospheric story -- Rachel Cooke Observer Books of the Year A wise, poignant novel. You'll catch yourself cheering out loud People

                ISBN: 9780141039282
                ISBN-10: 0141039280
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 464
                Published: 10th April 2010
                Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.8
                Weight (kg): 0.31