The Help by Kathryn Stockett

About the book

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…

Reviewed by Women Who Read

“We liked this book very much. The characterisation and voices brought it to life. It generated a lot of discussion about how recent these events were and how they may not have changed very much in some places

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2 thoughts on “The Help by Kathryn Stockett”

  1. Reviewed by Reading Between the Lines

    “A fascinating history of domestic help in Mississippi in the 50s/60s. Developed characters with a captivating plot. Narrated from three connected perspectives, which adds depth and interest. The whole group loved it.

    star rating ****


  2. Reviewed by Elderberries WI Lee on Solent

    “Greatly enjoyed by all my group. The story of the development of a group of female black slaves in an American town”

    star rating ****


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