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    DescriptionThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women-mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends-view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, "The Help" is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.


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    Title
    The Help
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathryn Stockett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 721
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410415530
    ISBN 10: 1410415538
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/DPSOUT
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/MISSIP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDSTH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D7
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3619.T636 H45 2009B
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/MSJACK
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Waterville, ME
    Review quote
    "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"