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The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends—view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.

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2009

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9780399155345


Format: Book
Author: Stockett, Kathryn
Summary: In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.
Title: The help / Kathryn Stockett.
Publisher Date: New York : Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009.
Subject: Civil rights movements -- Fiction African American women -- Fiction Jackson (Miss.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780399155345 0399155341
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Stockett
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Format: Book
Author: Stockett, Kathryn
Summary: In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.
Title: The help / Kathryn Stockett.
Publisher, Date: New York : Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009.
Description: 451 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- Fiction
Subjects: African American women -- Fiction
Subjects: Jackson (Miss.) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2008030185
ISBN: 9780399155345
ISBN: 0399155341
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Stockett