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The help / Kathryn Stockett.

By: Stockett, Kathryn [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Fig Tree, 2009Description: 464 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780141039282; 9780141930015; 9781905490431 (pbk.); 1905490437 (pbk.); 9780241950807; 0241950805.Subject(s): African American women domestics -- Social conditions -- Fiction | Civil rights movements -- Fiction | African American women -- Mississippi -- Jackson -- Fiction | Jackson (Miss.) -- Race relations -- FictionSummary: Aibileen is a black maid, raising her 17th white child, but with a bitter heart after the death of her son. Minny is the sassiest woman in Mississippi. Skeeter is a white woman with a degree but no ring on her finger. Seemingly as different as can be, these women will come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk.
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<p> ***The phenomenal international bestseller that inspired the Oscar-nominated film*** </p> <p> Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver . . . <br> <br> 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.</p> <p>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...</p> <p> 'The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable' The Sunday Times <br> <br> 'A big, warm girlfriend of a book' The Times <br> <br> '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 <br></p>

Aibileen is a black maid, raising her 17th white child, but with a bitter heart after the death of her son. Minny is the sassiest woman in Mississippi. Skeeter is a white woman with a degree but no ring on her finger. Seemingly as different as can be, these women will come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk.

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In 1960s Jackson, MS, three very different women are brought together by a project that attempts to tell the stories of black women in service. Brilliantly narrated by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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