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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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  • The Help is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett.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...'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. Its direct descendent The Help has the same potential ., . . an astonishing feat of accomplishment' Daily ExpressKathryn 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. The Help is her first novel.
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  • A Review of The Helpbydeleted
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    • Deleted reviewed this book on 10/11/2011
    • "This book makes a great book club read, we all thoroughly enjoyed this book and found so much to discuss. The characters were very believable and an unlikely friendship developed, that was wonderful to see. Very well written, easy to read and a book I highly recommend people read. Can't wait to see the film!"

  • A Review of The Helpbybriabella12
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    • Briabella12 reviewed this book on 07/01/2012
    • "this book is very interesting its about black nannys and white people the nannys take care of the white peoples babys all the white people think the black nannys have dessieses that hey make them use a outhouse out side of there house and at the end they speak up by writting about all the white people they worked for "

  • A Review of The HelpbyWallflower
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    • Wallflower reviewed this book on 21/02/2013
    • "I read this book a while ago and I still remember how I felt while I was reading it. I absolutely loved every single word I read and I couldn't wait to read another chapter. It was a big book but I read it fast and I was kind of unhappy when it came to an end. I don't cry a lot,but I have to admit I cried at some parts. I think this is a great book and more people should read it."

  • A Review of The HelpbyWallflower
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    • Wallflower reviewed this book on 21/02/2013
    • "I read this book a while ago and I still remember how I felt while I was reading it. I absolutely loved every single word I read and I couldn't wait to read another chapter. It was a big book but I read it fast and I was kind of unhappy when it came to an end. I don't cry a lot,but I have to admit I cried at some parts. I think this is a great book and more people should read it."

  • A Review of The Helpbystthomaslibrary
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    • Stthomaslibrary reviewed this book on 31/03/2014
    • "The book is set in Jackson, Mississippi in 1962 and is narrated by three women in turn. Aibileen and Minny are black maids and Miss Skeeter is a white college graduate who mourns the disappearance of her old maid, and wants to do something more with her life than to marry a local boy and have her children raised by maids. The novel is Stockett's first: it took her five years to complete and was..."

  • A Review of The Helpbystthomaslibrary
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    • Stthomaslibrary reviewed this book on 29/04/2014
    • "This is a really enjoyable read, I couldn't put it down. It is set in Mississippi in the early 1960s at a time when white families hired black maids, paid them very little and treated them however they wished. There were no rules and the law didn't protect them. However, it's a story of hope and love, courage and friendship, power and crossing boundaries. The main character is Aibileen, a black..."


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