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The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Evergreens

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The Help is a deeply moving, timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we won't. It is about how women, whether mothers or daughters, the help or the boss, relate to each other - and that terrible feeling that those who look after your children may understand them, even love them, better than you...

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The Help is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time 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 ...

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The Help Press Reviews

'The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable' The Sunday 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

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780241978900
Publication date: 4th August 2016
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, The Evergreens,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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.

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