The Help is the first novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the early sixties in Jackson, Mississippi, the story is narrated in three voices: two black maids (help) and a Gush, gush, gush, gush, gush! I cannot gush enough about this book. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, follows the lives of three women living in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi.
Two of the women, Aibilene and Minny are black, hired as help to wealthy, or trying to appear wealthy, white families. I originally read the audio book edition of" The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and later read it on my Kindle for book club. The Help is most definitely on my short list for all time favorite books. I am not sure which was better the audio book or the Kindle read.
The book is narrated by three very different women; Minny, a black maid unable to keep a job due to her hot head, Aibileen, another black maid who is raising her 'seventeenth white child and Miss Skeeter, at the opposite end of the spectrum, a white woman who wants to be a writer.
Apr 01, 2009 In" The Help, " a pageturner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved, author Kathryn Stockett spins a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide.
Book Reviews In The Help, Kathryn Stockett's buttonpushing, soon to be wildly popular novelthe two principal maid charactersleap off the page in all their warm, three dimensional glory. Book groups armed with hankies will talk and talk. [A winning novel. New York Times. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.
Newsletter Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, " beyond the book" articles, book club info& giveaways by email. Encouraged by a New York editor, she decides to write a book about the experience of black maids and enlists Aibileens help.
For Skeeter the book is primarily a chance to prove herself as a writer. Book Reviews The Help by Kathryn Stockett: review Toby Clements is impressed by a debut novel set in the segregated Deep South of the Sixties, reviewing The Help The Help represents Stocketts first foray into novels, and Id have to say shes made a good entrance into the genre with a bestseller and a movie based upon the book. The Basics. At 522 pages, The Help reads very quickly and smoothly.