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|Format:||Hardback, 451 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 10 February 2009|
About the Author
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. This is her first novel.
Stockett's (www.kathrynstockett.com) deep and complex debut novel, set in early 1960s Jackson, MS, is about three women drawn together to make a difference. In an unlikely, even dangerous, alliance, an upper-class white woman and two black maids collaborate to write a book about what it's like to be a black maid working for white families, raising white babies. Actresses Octavia Spencer, Bahni Turpin, Jenna Lamia, and Cassandra Campbell immediately pull listeners in, breathing life into this touching novel. Certain to become a book group classic and to be popular among fans of Sue Monk Kidd and Jodi Picoult. [Audio clip available through library.booksontape.com; the Putnam hc received a starred review, LJ 1/09.-Ed.]-Donna Bachowski, Orange Cty. Lib. Syst., Orlando, FL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Four peerless actors render an array of sharply defined black and white characters in the nascent years of the civil rights movement. They each handle a variety of Southern accents with aplomb and draw out the daily humiliation and pain the maids are subject to, as well as their abiding affection for their white charges. The actors handle the narration and dialogue so well that no character is ever stereotyped, the humor is always delightful, and the listener is led through the multilayered stories of maids and mistresses. The novel is a superb intertwining of personal and political history in Jackson, Miss., in the early 1960s, but this reading gives it a deeper and fuller power. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 1). (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
?"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett is a story that made me weep as I rejoiced for each of humanity's small but steady triumphs over hate and fear. I will never forget this wonderful book.?
?Dorothea Benton Frank
?A magical novel. Heartbreaking and oh so true, the voices of these characters, their lives and struggles will stay with you long after you reluctantly come to the end.?
?Robert Hicks, "New York Times"? bestselling author of "The Widow of the South"
?I love "The Help." Kathryn Stockett has given us glorious characters and a powerful, truth-filled story. Abilene, Minny and Skeeter, show that people from this troubled time came together despite their differences and that ordinary women can be heroic.?
?Jill Conner Browne, #1 "New York Times" Bestselling Author of "The Sweet Potato Queens" series and resident of Jackson, MS
?Set in the rural South of the 1960's, "THE HELP" is a startling, resonant portrait of the intertwined lives of women on oppo
|Publisher: ||Amy Einhorn Books|
|Dimensions: ||23.29 x 16.33 x 3.53 centimeters (0.69 kg)|