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The Help (Reprint) (Paperback) by Kathryn Stockett

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At the outset of the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, three unique women unite to share the stories of dozens of the city's black servants, who have been kept voiceless for too long. Skeeter is fresh home from college, with big dreams of becoming a journalist, though her mother just wants her to find a husband. Aibileen, a black maid, is the heart and soul of her household, now working on raising her seventeenth white child. Her best friend Minnie, is the best cook in the city, but can not find a job because of her tendency to speak the cold truth. Together, these three unforgettable ladies launch a crusade to collect the stories of the town's silent servants, and try to tear down the unspoken racial barriers that traverse the homes and hearts of everyone in Jackson.
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...

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 534
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Society + Social Issues, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Pub. Group
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2011
TCIN: 13350039
UPC: 490590435977
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3597
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

5 out of 5 stars
Avid Reader 7 years ago
This is a great book! The writer was unknown to me before, but I'll definitely be looking for more works by her. Set in the South in the 1960's, this book gives the reader unique insight into the lives of colored maids, otherwise known as "the help". I recently bought this as a gift for my daughter-...see moreof the reviewer's review
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