Monday, July 26, 2010

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

If there was a higher recommendation than "Highly" I would have chosen that. This book about revealing the lives of black domestic help in Mississippi in the 50s is realistically written, funny, sad and heroic. I felt the fear of the women (Aibileen and Minny) as they told their stories to the young white woman who desperately wanted to expose the life of blacks but at the same time knew how dangerous it was. This book is a fabulous read.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3619.T636 H45 2009
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Linda Corcoran, Anderson Center for Economic Research
Rating: Highly Recommended

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