The Help (Paperback)Kathryn Stockett (author)
***The phenomenal international bestseller that inspired the Oscar-nominated film***
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...
'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. Its direct descendent The Help has the same potential . . . an astonishing feat of accomplishment' Daily Express
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
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 *
Lush, original and poignant. A wondrous novel set in the deep south told through the authentic voices of Aibileen, Minnie and Skeeter, three unforgettable women whose lives and points of view intersect vividly against a landscape of hopeful change in America. You will be swept away as they work, play and love during a time when possibilities for women were few but their dreams of the future were limitless. A glorious read. * Adriana Trigiani *
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Read this book when it was first released. Found it very boring and had to skip many pages because of this. I would not recommend it to friends. Regretted spending the money I spent on it.
This is a wonderful book that sucks you in from page one. You love the characters instantaneously due to how wonderfully they have been written, to the point that you feel a part of their lives. It's one of those... More
Kathryn Stockett's, The Help was an emotional, thought-provoking debut. It's horrifying to think that segregation was only four decades ago. The fear of being discovered was felt through Abilene and... More
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