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ISBN: 1905490437 / ISBN-13: 9781905490431

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  • The Help (Fig Tree) – Paperback (2009)
    by Kathryn Stockett

    The Help

    Paperback, Fig Tree
    2009
    464 pages

    ISBN: 1905490437
    ISBN-13: 9781905490431

    It was Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver. Some lines will never be crossed. Aibileen is a black maid: smart, regal, and raising her seventeenth white child. Yet something shifted inside Aibileen the day her own son died while his bosses looked the other way. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is by some way the sassiest woman in Mississippi. But even her extraordinary cooking won't protect Minny from the consequences of her tongue. Twenty-two-year-old ... Show more

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Reviews of The Help

Overall customer rating: 4.822
Steph316

Poignant read!

by Steph316 on Sep 27, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It really speaks to the real-life struggles of "the Help" of that era in a non-political, truthful way. Although this story is fiction, the ideas that comprise it are not. It is a beautifully told story of a time when life was not fair for all, and a reminder to us to never tread those paths again!

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Sandy T

A delightful read!

by Sandy T on Aug 30, 2012

My husband and I read books to each other and this one was so much fun...with the accents and picturesque southern way of saying things. Being from Canada I had only the news rendition of the black/white conflict so in that way it was very informative as well. The characters were so well depicted, we had trouble putting it down until it was finished. We vowed we would not see the movie until we had read the book. The movie did not come close to the book.

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paula k
by paula k on Jul 26, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I have recommended it to all of my friends. This is a great start to her career!! Bless you Kathryn Stockett for writing what needed to be said.

dmcf

Great book!

by dmcf on Mar 15, 2012

This is hands down one of the best books I've ever read. Great story, great characters, great writing.

karen B

thoroughly enjoyable read

by karen B on Mar 8, 2012

The author manages to tell an engaging story of several women, some white, some black, in the early 60's. The background of the civil rights movement is important, and she gives some devastating glimpses into the misery that gave rise to it. BUT, amazingly, she manages to counter the depressing aspects of the story with lighter, positive moments. There are some really very funny incidents and, overall, it's a hopeful, uplifting book. My own family is an amalgamation of races, and the black, as well as white, readers enjoyed "The Help" immensely!

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