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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; and, Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue.

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

***The phenomenal international bestseller that inspired the Oscar-nominated film***

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 Express

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The Help Reviews


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. It's direct descendent The Help has the same potential . . . an astonishing feat of accomplishment * Daily Express *
Outstanding, immensely funny, very compelling, brilliant * Daily Telegraph *
Immensely readable * Observer *
Daring, vitally important and very courageous, I loved and admired The Help. Fantastic -- Marian Keyes
A laugh-out-loud, vociferously angry must-read * Marie Claire *
Touching, disgraceful, funny. Highly recommended * Daily Mail *
Utterly brilliant * She *
Remarkable, shocking, brave, brilliant * Easy Living *
Wonderfully engaging dialogue * Good Housekeeping *
A compelling, great first novel, with soaring highs, poignant side stories and laugh-out-loud anecdotes. You'll be sorry to finish it * Psychologies *
A winning story of courage and truth * Woman & Home *
A brisk, involving read * Metro *
An exciting and atmospheric story -- Rachel Cooke * Observer Books of the Year *
A wise, poignant novel. You'll catch yourself cheering out loud * People *
Lush, original and poignant. A wondrous novel set in the deep south told through the authentic voices of Aibileen, Minnie and Skeeter, three unforgettable women whose lives and points of view intersect vividly against a landscape of hopeful change in America. 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 *

About Kathryn Stockett


Kathryn 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. This is her first novel.

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GOR001788995
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Kathryn Stockett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-04-10
464
0141039280
9780141039282
Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.