Film tie-in edition of the massive word-of-mouth hit novel, first published by Fig Tree in 2009 - to accompany the major new film starring Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone.
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 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
A big, warm girlfriend of a book
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
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
Great story. The story of maids in the segregated south. It goes into more detail about the story of what happened with Constantine than the movie. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - renbedell - LibraryThing
A 1960s historical fiction book about drama between well-off white women from the perspective of two black maids and and one sympathetic white women. The book has a focus on racism and does a good job ... Read full review