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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  

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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...

Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010.

Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 27 June 2010.

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Synopsis

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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 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 *


About the Author

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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Publication date

10th April 2010

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Kathryn Stockett

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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9780141039282

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