The Help (Paperback)

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You'll laugh, you'll cry...personally I felt profound sadness for a period in our history that no one can change and i felt sincere respect for the maids in the story. a reminder that we're born into the lives we have, but we have a choice about how to live it.

— Lindsay

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The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film--a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't--nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure.

Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

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 sixteen years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780425232200
ISBN-10: 0425232204
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: April 5th, 2011
Pages: 534
Language: English