The Help

The Help

By (author) Kathryn Stockett


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Visit for the latest news, tour information and more.Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook.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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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 129.54 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
  • 05 Apr 2011
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0425232204
  • 9780425232200
  • 5,544

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Author Information

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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"A magical novel. Heartbreaking and oh so true, the voices of these characters, their lives and struggles will stay with you long after you reluctantly come to the end." -Robert Hicks, "New York Times"a bestselling author of "The Widow of the South" "Stockett's many gifts --keen e ye for character, a wicked sense of humor, the perfect timing of a natural born storyteller-shine. Iam becoming an evangelist for "The Help," Don't miss this wise and astonishing debut.--Joshilyn Jackson, bestselling author of "Gods in Alabama" "A wonderful book. A compelling and comically poignant tale about three women, and a time and a place that is in many ways very much still with us." -Beth Henley, Pulitzer Prize winning pla ywright of "Crimes of the Heart" "Lush, original, and poignant, Kathryn Stockett has written a wondrous novel. You will be swept away as they work, play, and love during a time when possibilities for women were few but their dreams of the future were limitless. A glorious read." -Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of the Big Stone Gap series and "Lucia, Lucia"

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great characters

A well told story that unfolds further as it moves along and the characters develop, kept me up reading all night!show more
by Karen Crawford