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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Book Recommendation::THE HELP

I spend a lot of time reading. More often than not, I've got a non-fiction book in front of me, and then I pick up an easy-reading mystery (Grisham, Parker, Grafton) to relax.

I can't remember now how I heard about THE HELP, a first novel by writer Kathryn Stockett, but I loved it as soon as I began reading it. It can't be called a mystery, and I wasn't terribly relaxed when reading it, especially when worrying for the safety of the women in the book. THE HELP tells a story of incredible women that has stayed with me, and this book currently has the honor of being called My Favorite Book.

Set in the racially tense south of the sixties, we meet several woman, three in particular who join their voices in an effort to change "the way things have always been done" in Mississippi as well as in other areas of the USA.

I urge you to read this book, and only if you are not a reader, to wait for the movie which (produced by Dreamworks) will be in theaters in August 2011.



  1. Sounds like one I'd really enjoy. Just now ordered it from the public library :)

  2. Read it, liked it a lot, gave it to Cathrine to read during her maternity leave :)

  3. I was lucky to get this book from our local library before the movie was nominated for the Academy Awards! This was such a fast read; probably because I did not want to put the book down! Jeanie, did you know that when our family moved to BAFB that the house "assigned" to us *came* with a MAID?! ... I know!! ... My mother was like Celia Rae Foote in that we had never had a maid and didn't know what in the world to do with one!! lol It was like a page from the novel; except our maid, Lil' Star (Star for short), was nothing like Minnie. Needless to say, I felt like I was in a time warp while reading this book. I look forward to seeing the movie (although I find that books are usually superior to their movie counterparts). Wow... I guess it would be over stating the obvious that I loved, loved, loved this book and highly recommend it.