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Visit www.penguin.com 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 129.54 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0425232204
  • 9780425232200
  • 6,526

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Praise for "The Help" "" This could be one of the most important pieces of fiction since "To Kill a Mockingbird "If you read only one book let this be it. NPR.org Wise, poignant You ll catch yourself cheering out loud. "People" "" Graceful and real, a compulsively readable story. "Entertainment Weekly" A beautiful portrait of a fragmenting world. "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" "" The must-read choice of every book club in the country. The Huffington Post"

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About Kathryn Stockett

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